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A new intercontinental missile experienced U.S.

May 23 2008

In California, carried out tests new intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman 3. As the Associated Press, the launch was made from the base of the U.S. Air Force Vandenberg.

According to Pentagon officials, the missile was released in 3 nights, local time, flew about 8,500 kilometers and successfully hit the intended target near Guam in the South Pacific. As noted in a statement the U.S. military during the tests proved the reliability of missiles and precision shooting.

At this time the rocket flew for 1 thousand 610 km more than the usual calculation range. According to Capt. Jason Yates, are elongated flights are part of a large research program to explore the potential of rockets. According to him, increasing the missile range that occurs every three years.

Generation of intercontinental missiles Minuteman 3 was developed division of the American company Boeing back in 1970 and since then has gradually modernized. Initially, she could carry three warheads with nuclear warheads, but the Washington Treaty of 1992, its military strength has been reduced, according to RBC.

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