The United States will launch Intercontinental ballistic missiles “Minuteman III”
Military-air forces of the United States will launch on Wednesday of Intercontinental ballistic missiles “Minuteman III”. Scheduled a year ago, the launch will be from Vandenberg air force base in California, it is not associated with the stress of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, aims to demonstrate the nuclear capabilities of the United States.
As reported in the April 26 edition of the Washington Examiner, the launch will be from Vandenberg air force base in California.
The launch was planned a year ago and is not associated with the stress of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, aims to demonstrate the nuclear capabilities of the United States. In Command of the global impacts of the U.S. air force recalled that the last time a similar test of the “Minuteman” was held in February, usually a year there are four start.
However, writes the edition, the launch is similar to the message the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Ynu, which soon will have missiles capable of reaching the US West coast.
“Minuteman” is in service with the US air force since 1970 and is the only land-based ICBMs in the US Arsenal. It is assumed that the missile will remain in service until 2020. According to open sources, the US has 450 ICBMs of this type with 550 nuclear warheads.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula is one of the most intense topics of international politics. It was reported that Washington is ready to launch a preemptive strike on military targets of the DPRK, if Pyongyang decides for another nuclear test. North Korea replied that in this case, will carry out a pre-emptive strike.
From 2016, the North Korea is actively pursuing missile launches, another took place on 16 April and, according to the Pentagon, ended in failure — a shell exploded almost immediately after launch.