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Embarrassment for the British Navy: a nuclear missile test failed for the second time in a row - voila! news

2024-02-21T21:21:54.620Z

Highlights: A British Navy test of a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead has failed for the second time in a row. The Trident missile was launched from a submarine in the presence of Defense Secretary Grant Shapps last month. The previous test of the missile, manufactured in the USA, also failed in 2016. Shapps confirmed that "an anomaly did occur" during the test on January 30 this year, but said that Trident was "the most reliable weapon system in the world" The launch is particularly rare, partly due to the price of the missiles, which are not armed with nuclear warheads during their tests.


A "Trident" missile launched from a submarine in the presence of the Minister of Defense experienced an "anomaly", but the Minister will insist that it is "the most reliable weapon system in the world". The previous test of the missile, manufactured in the USA, also failed in 2016


Trident missile launched from an American submarine, 2018/Reuters

A British Navy test of a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead has failed for the second time in a row, causing embarrassment to Britain and the United States, which manufactures it.

The Trident missile was launched from a submarine in the presence of Defense Secretary Grant Shapps last month, but its booster rockets failed and it landed in water near the launch site in the ocean.



The launch is particularly rare, partly due to the price of the missiles - 17 million pounds each - which are not armed with nuclear warheads during their tests. In the previous test, in 2016, the missile deviated from its course and



was intercepted. Shapps, who was with the commander of the fleet on board the submarine " Vanguard" - which has just completed seven years of renovations - confirmed in a letter to Parliament the report of the launch failure, which was first reported in "The Sun"



. To parliament, Shapps confirmed that "an anomaly did occur" during the test on January 30 this year, but said that Trident was "the most reliable weapon system in the world."

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