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UK :failed Nuclear missile launch headed towards US

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posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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Surprised no-one has posted this before as it's kinda old news now..

MP's accuse May of covering up failed launch, Video of her whiff whaffing out of the question

Apparently the UK was test firing a a Trident missile off the coast of Florida when it went left when it should have gone right. The missile wasn't armed but i'm pretty sure it was squeaky bums all round for a few minutes..



It reported that an unarmed Trident II D5 missile – which can kill millions when armed with nuclear warheads – malfunctioned when launched from a British submarine, HMS Vanguard, off the coast of Florida last year. It may have veered back towards the US rather than heading in the direction of west Africa. Tests are rare as the missiles each cost about £17m. When trials have been carried out in the past they have been publicised, in some cases with accompanying video footage, but this is the first time last year’s exercise has been reported.


The UK government covered up the story at the time as they were in the process of trying to pass a bill through parliament to renew Trident at the cost of £205 billion

So there we have it. We/the UK Just bought a dud missile system from the Yanks that appears to have a mind of it's own...Still feel safe with this so called deterrent.?




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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A icbm is perhaps even a greater deterrent when NOBODY knows where it will land



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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originally posted by: dashen
A icbm is perhaps even a greater deterrent when NOBODY knows where it will land

I suppose it's one way to stop anyone from pushing the button, the bloody things might shoot up your own trouser leg.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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What we get from buying American crap



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

yikes..

that bestows a lot of umm confidence.




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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LOL. Do these Tridents come with a money back guarantee? Interesting nonetheless.
We never seemed to have a capable and operational submarine fleet.

www.abc.net.au...


Head of Navy Capability Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead said while one or two of the current Collins Class submarines were expected to have substantial reworking, all six in the fleet would need to receive some form of upgrading....

Work on the Collins Class submarines began in the 1980s, as the Navy sought to replace its Oberon fleet.

The first vessel, HMAS Collins, was delivered in 1996 and it took a further seven years for the sixth boat to be delivered.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
What we get from buying American crap

Yip, Shoulda just went a cheaper chinese knock off..



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Probably Chinese fabricated IC's in it's circuit board's.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

Well better than North Korean that dont even launch



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Soloprotocol


LOL. Do these Tridents come with a money back guarantee? Interesting nonetheless.





Under Donald,? i doubt it, but by the looks of it they come with a missile back guarantee once launched.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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Is it possible this was some sort of kind of terrorist breach in the system.. ?

Just sayin



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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Any truth in the rumour the missile was initially called the Boomerang 5050.


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posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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The problem is that it's an American missile being fired by the UK. Our missiles are designed to drive on the right-hand side of the road. You Brits have to adjust for that.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

I'm interested in why you chose your particular headline instead of the headline of the article. The least you could have done is use past tense so we have an idea whether to ignore the thread or not.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

The military contractor forgot to tell their customers that the guidance system is optional.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon
Is it possible this was some sort of kind of terrorist breach in the system.. ?

Just sayin

You have to wonder. did the Iranians pull a absolute blinder for stuxnet..?



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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At least we still build something here. And if I read it right, as long as we fire them from the US, they will go somewhere other than here. Winning! a reply to: crazyewok



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

You know that is a very good question, could the guidance software have been hacked or had a virus or some other bad code inserted, I would assume they have been fully checked after this debacle but this actual missile was only a test fire and had no warhead thank god.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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sounds like a scam to me, the manufacturer probably program them to not arm and fly back to America after launch, then the manufacturer recovers it, puts a new coat of paint on it and resells it as new.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!! Brits fire warning shot at US in bid to regain 13 breakaway colonies!!!!

Unnamed sources claim orders came from Downing street after several highly secret talks with Vlad The Inhaler Putin via the famed purple phone ln the Queen Mum's parlour.

In related news, there are said to be protests in the northeast US that the HARPP system is being secretly used to "freeze them out" on the benefits of global warming.


Stay tuned for further updates.



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