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Trident II Missile Test keeps IB/San Diego Residents taking about Light in the Sky last Night

Nov 08, 2015 10:14PM ● By Paul Spear
A Trident II Missile shot off an Ohio-Class Submarine last night had Imperial Beach and residents all across San Diego and parts of the Southwest United States talking about what the glowing light in the sky cold be.

Night time flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have been diverted from ocean takeoff and landings through this Thursday night so their could be more tests in the coming days. 

“Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California. The tests were part of a scheduled, ongoing system evaluation test. Launches are conducted on a frequent, recurring basis to ensure the continued reliability of the system. Each test activity provides valuable information about our systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities.

The missile was not armed. Strategic Systems Programs does not routinely announce missile testing. Information regarding the test launch of Trident II (D5) missiles is classified before the launch.
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