The British Navy launched a test of a nuclear Trident missile off the coast of Florida. The test was a failure and many are questioning Great Britain’s defense system.
The government insisted today insisted that tthe effectiveness of Britain’s Trident nuclear missile system is “unquestionable” despite reports that one unarmed missile had veered off of course during a test.
The Sunday Times reported that a Trident II D5 missile — which when armed with nuclear warheads has the capability to kill millions — failed after being launched from a British submarine off the coast of Florida in June last year.
Sources told the Times that the missile had veered off in the direction of America after being fired from the submarine.
While previous successful tests have been made public, a “news blackout” was imposed on this test after the missile failed to successfully meet its target.