Posted on January 22, 2017
The Sunday Times says an unarmed Trident missile fired from submarine HMS Vengeance near the Florida coast in June veered off course towards the US. The paper says the incident took place weeks before a crucial Commons vote on the future of Trident. The MoD did not give details of the test process but said it was a success. In July, MPs backed the renewal of Trident by 472 votes to 117, approving the manufacture of four replacement submarines at a current estimated cost of £31bn.