In Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Tuesday, the US Air Force has planned and prepared to test fire its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from the state with an unarmed stockpile on Wednesday.
The missile launch will be the fourth such test in this year made by the US military, and the scheduled time to conduct the missile test would be between 12:01 am to 6:01 am on Wednesday, but the ICBM would be unarmed and blank.
The venue from where the event will take place is from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, which lies about 130 miles northwest from the city of Los Angeles. The main object of this missile test is to show its readiness for any battlefields, along with effectiveness and accuracy of the ICBM and its associated systems.
As per the reports placed by the USAF officials, who mentioned that this missile launch is not conducted in retaliation with the North or others, but this is done on a regular basis as one or two within two-to-one year’s gap.
The particular ICBM will be launched just like other launching events at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and also the same target, which lies 4,200 miles across the Pacific Ocean at the Kwajalein Atoll.
Despite all the reports from the USAF officials, the reason behind the test is to show the missile might of the US against the North Korean ICBMs. There is much response occurred between the US and the North Korea in the month of July, and now this test.