On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, the U.S. Air Force, in partnership with the Strategic Capabilities Office, conducted a flight test of a prototype conventionally-configured ground-launched ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test missile exited its static launch stand and terminated in the open ocean after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform the Department of Defense's development of future intermediate-range capabilities. (Screenshot from video byby Michael Stonecypher,
30th Space Wing Public Affairs)
The Air Force conducted a flight test of a new ground-launched ballistic missile Dec. 12 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the Pentagon said Thursday.
The test of the prototype intermediate-range missile was performed in partnership with the Strategic…