Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, refused to say if she was aware of the Trident missile that reportedly failed when it was test-fired from a submarine in waters not far from the coast of Florida last year. According to the Sunday Times, the missile was fired last June and veered off course. The paper suggested it may have headed towards the U.S.
During an interview with BBC, May would not confirm nor deny the Sunday Times’ report about the alleged failure of the unarmed missile test. But May did say she has confidence in Britain’s nuclear system, quote, “I have absolute faith in our Trident missiles.”
The newspaper also indicated that top government officials wanted to keep the failure of a Trident II D5 ballistic missile out of the public eye as there is an upcoming debate in Parliament over whether to spend 40 billion pounds to refurbish the Trident system which is the center of Britain’s nuclear deterrent system.
The British government, which hasn’t confirmed the newspaper’s report of a misfire, said in a statement that the launch was “part of an operation which is designed to certify the submarine and its crew.”
H/T: Fox News
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