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Missiles to be tested from Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Posted at 11:46 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 02:46:38-04

Vandenberg Air Force Base is set to conduct a missile test early Wednesday morning.

According to the base's 30th Space Wing team, an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the Air Force, the Global Strike Command's missile launch is designed to test the weapon system's effectiveness, accuracy and readiness. 

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Wednesday's test along the California coast comes less than a week after North Korea launched a rocket into the Sea of Japan.