Britain to test fire nuke missile ‘Trident;’ Is it a show of force or just routine maintenance?

Trident-II-Missile Trident II D5 missile pictured in 2005 Credit: Crown Copyright

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Important Takeaways:

  • Britain to test fire nuke missile in major show-of-force with sub launching 44ft Trident 2 for first time since 2016
  • Officials issued a warning to shipping as nuclear submarine HMS Vanguard sailed into the Atlantic this week.
  • It is the first time the UK has test fired a missile since a botched launch in 2016.
  • And it follows a drumbeat of warnings that the world is careering to World War Three.
  • The Sun understands the £4bn sub is scheduled to test fire an unarmed missile after completing a seven year refit in Plymouth.
  • The tests are the final hurdle for HMS Vanguard to re-enter service as part of the UK’s nuclear deterrent fleet.
  • The 30-year-old submarine was pictured sailing from Port Canavarel in Florida on Tuesday morning.
  • The Navy hailed the doomsday vessel as a 491ft “colossus” that can patrol undetected for months at a time.
  • She can carry up to 16 Trident 2 D5 missiles, each armed with multiple British-made warheads that are each more than 20 times more powerful than the weapons dropped in World War Two on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.
  • The sub is expected to launch a single unarmed missile from 90km off the US east coast.

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