US Conducts Successful Test Of Trident II Missile - Navy

US Conducts Successful Test of Trident II Missile - Navy

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 19th September, 2021) The US Navy on Saturday announced having conducted a successful test of the Trident II missile in the Atlantic Ocean.

"The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, two-missile test flight of unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missiles from USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sept.

17," the navy said in a statement.

The Trident II strategic weapon system, originally designed with a life span to 2024, recently underwent a life extension that will keep it operational through the late 2040s, according to the US Navy.

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