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02:31 PM, August 2, 2017
US To Test Unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
US Military Set to Test Unarmed ICBM

The US military will test an unarmed Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) from Vandenberg Air Force base in California Wednesday Morning.

The test is scheduled between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m. local time (7 a.m. and 1 p.m. GMT). The test was intended to validate the weapon system’s effectiveness, readiness and accuracy, US Air Force Global Strike Command announced.

 Air Force Capt. Michele Rollins, a spokesperson for the strike command said that the US military schedules four test-launches per fiscal year and the actual schedule is created several years in advance so it is unrelated to the recent developments.

"Planning for this particular launch started a little over a year ago," she said.

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