WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Pilots of a Mexican passenger plane who witnessed the US Trident nuclear missile streaking across the night sky were mesmerized by the beauty of it.
- A video of the test firing of the ballistic missile by the USS Nebraska submarine was captured by the crew of an airliner traveling to Tijuana, Mexico.
- What the aircraft’s crew didn’t realize was that the marvelous sight was a Trident ballistic missile worth $31 million, which can annihilate entire nations with a nuclear warhead.
The passenger plane pilots who witnessed the Trident missile streak across the night sky were mesmerized by its magnificence.
What they didn’t realize was that the beautiful sight was a $31 million Trident missile worth $31 million, which can annihilate entire nations with a nuclear warhead.
The crew of a Mexican airliner traveling to Tijuana captured the test firing of the ballistic missile by the USS Nebraska submarine on video.
Stationed off the coast of southern California, the USS Nebraska, launched at least four Trident II ballistic missiles from September 4 to 6.
One of the Spanish-speaking flight crew members is heard in the footage saying ‘Wow’ repeatedly as the missile’s components fly by like a shooting star.
The Trident missile can be seen in the video streaking westward across the sky during sunset.
It can be seen going through two distinct separations with solid fuel rockets falling away before the warhead is deployed and advances on its westward course, the Daily Mail reported.
Both the U.S Navy and the British Royal Navy use the ballistic missiles. They shoot into space before fragmenting into multiple separate explosive warheads, which can each fall within 100 yards of their designated target.
When multiple warheads separate, it will make it more difficult for enemy fighters to just focus their anti-missile defense systems on a single target, resulting in a higher probability that the intended target will be hit.
Source: Daily Mail