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Mysterious Light Seen Off Coast Of California Was Navy Trident Missile Test

Mysterious Light Seen Off Coast Of California Was Navy Trident Missile Test

Videos of the missile test, many of which were filmed on the road, show a bright point in the sky with a beam of light radiating below it.

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over the Pacific Ocean, a Navy official said.

The Trident II D5 is the latest generation of the US Navy's submarine-launched ballistic missiles and has a range of 7,359 km (4,573 miles).

Daniels said the routine test was "not in response to any ongoing world activities" and that tests are conducted for training and maintenance of the missile system.




According to Lockheed, the Trident II missile is created to be launched from submarines and a follow-on to the Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident I C4 missiles.

"These missiles we conducted from the sea, above the sea, into the sea". At no time did the missiles fly over land.

The missile launches were apparently planned for years. "ORCRP009161-topic.html" class="local_link" >Lockheed Martin.

"The only mission the Trident II (D5) missile and submarine has is to deter a potential nuclear attack against the United States", Thompson said.

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