Ground-launched ballistic missile tested by USAFNews
December 13, 2019
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. The U.S. Air Force tested a prototype of a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint government-industry team began work after the U.S. announced its suspension of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty obligations in February.
The joint government-industry team began work after the U.S. suspended its Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty obligations in February 2019 and executed the launch within nine months of contract award when the process typically takes 24 months, according to the Air Force.
A flight test of the missile at about 8:30 a.m Pacific time, according to the Air Force. The test missile exited its static launch stand and terminated in the open ocean after more than 310 miles of flight.