"The Missile Itself Is The PROBLEM!" - Former Royal Navy Chief On Misfired Trident Nuke Test

by 24britishtvFeb. 21, 2024, 10:50 p.m. 30
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Downing Street was unable to say when the last successful Trident missile test occurred. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told reporters that the UK Government had “complete confidence” in Britain’s nuclear deterrent despite reports of a Trident missile test failure on January 30. He repeated the Ministry of Defence’s explanation that there had been an “anomaly” but said, for national security reasons, he was unable to expand on what that meant. Asked how the Government could offer such assurances given the last test in 2016 also resulted in a misfire, Rishi Sunak’s spokesman said: “There really isn’t much more I can add on the technical issues. “The purpose of this operation was a full two-month period of exercises which successfully validated the submarine and the crew. There was this specific anomaly but we are confident that the anomaly was specific to the test and that there are no wider implications.” Asked when the last successful Trident missile test was, the spokesman said: “I can’t provide any more commentary on matters of national security.” He said he would not comment on whether Mr Sunak wanted to see a follow-up test after last month’s failed attempt. Former Royal Navy chief, Lord Admiral West, says Putin knows the UK nuclear deterrent system works, after a misfired Trident missile was declared an ‘anomaly.’ “The Russians are so sure it works, they don’t even bother to put intelligence gatherers around the site.” Click here for more from TalkTV https://talk.tv If you need any help visit: https://talk.tv/helplines

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