United Kingdom to Test Trident Nuclear Missile in the Atlantic Ocean

Trident nuclear missiles. Photo: Picryl
Trident nuclear missiles. Photo: Picryl

The HMS Vanguard, one of the four submarines carrying Trident nuclear missiles of the British Royal Navy, will soon conduct a test firing of an unarmed Trident D5 ballistic missile in the Atlantic Ocean.

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The launch is scheduled to occur between January 30 and February 4 with the support of the United States Navy at the US East Coast Test Range, off the coast of Florida.

Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarine. Photo: Flicker
Royal Navy Vanguard Class submarine. Photo: Flicker

The unarmed missile, it is understood, has been converted into a test configuration using a kit produced by its manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, which includes the necessary tracking systems, flight telemetry instrumentation, and safety devices for the test.

Source: ukdefencejournal

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