US: Biden Admin Delays Minuteman III Missile Check Amid Tensions Over Taiwan, Says Listing
Remaining Updated: August 04, 2022, 23: 54 IST
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches at some stage in an operational test at at Vandenberg Air Power Immoral, US, in August 2017. (Image: Reuters/File)
The US Air Power had planned to behavior the test originate this week from Vandenberg Air Power Immoral in California
The Biden administration postponed a routine test originate of an Air Power Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile to withhold away from escalating tensions with Beijing amid China’s tell of power come Taiwan, the Wall Freeway Journal reported on Thursday citing US officials. The US Air Power had planned to behavior the test originate this week from Vandenberg Air Power Immoral in California, the document added.
Officers didn’t make clear how long the prolong would final, but one acknowledged it could maybe final 10 days, the WSJ reported.
China deployed scores of planes and fired dwell missiles come Taiwan in a tell of power in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, a day after US Dwelling of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a lunge to the self-dominated island claimed by Beijing.
Pentagon officials couldn’t without prolong be reached for a observation.
In April, the US armed forces cancelled a test of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. That prolong had aimed to decrease nuclear tensions with Russia at some stage in the wrestle in Ukraine.
The nuclear-succesful Minuteman III is necessary phase of the US armed forces’s strategic arsenal. The missile has a range of 9,660-plus km and can streak at a streak of roughly 24,000 kmph.
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