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.