The North Koreans are working around the clock to try and launch a missile that doesn’t blow up at launch.
In response to the North Koreans, the United States launched another Minuteman III ICBM in order to show North Korea what superior missile technology actually looks like.
According to reports, the Air Force tested an unarmed Minuteman III missile on Wednesday, making it the second test launch in a week.
For weeks, North Korea has been acting aggressively and threatening the West, prompting President Donald Trump to teach them that there are consequences for misbehaving.
“The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system,” the Air Force Global Strike Command explained in a statement.
The missile traveled around 4,200 miles to a test range on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Island.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to an Air Force fact sheet on the Minuteman III missiles, which are officially designated as the LGM-30G, this is the latest iteration of the Minuteman weapons system first conceived and developed in the 1950s and deployed in the 1960s.
The Air Force reportedly possesses 450 Minuteman III nuclear-capable ICBMs, which are stored in silos at three Air Force bases located in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.
The three-stage solid-fueled rockets can travel an estimated 6,000-plus miles at a speed of roughly 15,000 miles per hour at a height of up to 700 miles in the atmosphere.
See the missile launch in the video below:
What an amazing piece of technology. Hopefully this will teach the North Koreans a lesson not to mess with a superior military power.
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