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Unarmed Minuteman III test launch scheduled will validate effectiveness, readiness, accuracy

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:02 Pacific Daylight Time (Wednesday, September, 2020), at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. ICBM test launches demonstrate the U.S. nuclear enterprise is safe, secure, effective and ready to defend the United States and its allies. ICBMs provide the U.S. and its allies the necessary deterrent capability to maintain freedom to operate and navigate globally in accordance with international laws and norms. (Courtesy photo by Connor Riley)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Hanah Abercormbie
VIRIN: 200209-F-XX000-1002.JPG
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CAMERA

ILCE-6000

LENS

E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

APERTURE

90/10

SHUTTERSPEED

30

ISO

500

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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