VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force says an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile was launched from California in a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system.

The missile lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 3:36 a.m. Monday.

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Col. Keith Balts says the test will provide accuracy and reliability data for current and future modifications of the Minuteman system.

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The missile used in the test was brought from F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming.

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