US Department of Defense (Pentagon) Spokesperson Brigadier General Patrick Ryder announced that the US military will test a nuclear-capable Minuteman III nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile.
Making evaluations at the daily press conference, Ryder said, “US Air Force Global Strike Command will conduct an operational test of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on the morning of September 7th. This launch is a routine test planned long in advance, and in parallel with previous tests, this launch will confirm the activity and readiness of the system in question.” used his words.
The US commander stated that he had previously informed the Russian government of this launch in accordance with the US treaty obligations in accordance with standard procedures.
Ryder stated that the time between the two launches was short, as the US delayed the launch, which was previously announced to be on August 4, by 4 days.
“RUSSIA REQUESTED AMMUNITION FROM NORTH KOREA”
Ryder noted that upon a question, Russia requested ammunition from North Korea to be used in Ukraine.
Ryder stated that things are not going well for Russia in Ukraine and said, “There are indications that Russia is approaching North Korea to demand ammunition. I can’t give other details, but this is something that will show the situation Russia is in in Ukraine in terms of logistics and maintenance.”
A NEW UNIT FOR ARMS SALES IS ESTABLISHED INSIDE THE PENTAGON
Pentagon Spokesperson Ryder said a new unit has been set up to overhaul the ministry’s arms sales procedures.
Ryder stated that the unit named “Foreign Military Sales Tiger Team” was established within the ministry to make reforms in emergency and systemic areas, and said that the unit aims to harmonize the US arms sales procedures by reviewing the processes and regional perspectives.
The spokesperson stated that this unit does not focus on a particular region, but will make an evaluation in general.