US tests unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California coast

The U.S. Air Force launched the missile early Wednesday morning.
0:52 | 08/02/17

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Transcript for US tests unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California coast
Airman from FE Warren and Vandenberg Air Force Base is conducted an operational test launch on August 2 of an unarmed minuteman three missile. Today's test launch Houston Intercontinental ballistic missile pulled randomly from silo one FE Warren air force base the missile was transported and reassembled at Vandenberg. And watched by members of the ninetieth missile wing. The five sending sixth flight test squadron in the thirtieth space wing. The ICBM was equipped with a single test reentry vehicle and traveled approximately 4200. Miles. To test range never wash Elena told in the Marshall Islands. These ICBM test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the weapons system. Providing valuable data to ensuring safe secure and effective nuclear deterrent. Reporting from Vandenberg Air Force Base I'm staff sergeant Caleb mayfield.

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