- The new U.S. Space Force saw one of its most important missions so far today as it helped test an intercontinental ballistic missile.
- The Minuteman III missile sent a reentry vehicle over four thousand miles to land at Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific.
- The Air Force plans to replace Minuteman III with a new missile, GBSD, starting in 2030.
The U.S. Space Force, America’s newest military service branch early this morning conducted a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The missile was part of a routine test of America’s missile force. Minuteman III is slated to be replaced with a new missile, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, sometime in the 2030s.