ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tennessee has tested one of the final Minutemen III intercontinental ballistic missile motors to roll off the assembly line.
AEDC spokesmen said the motor met all specification requirements.
Denny Elston, project engineer for the center's operating contractor, said it was the last of the production runs, so it was a significant test.
The center has tested hundreds of Minutemen missiles over the years. The recent tests were third generation motors.
The Minuteman ICBM is the land-based missile component of the country's three-part nuclear defense.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.