WASHINGTON, 10 Feb – RIA Novosti. An unidentified flying object, which was actively photographed by social media users in Florida on Tuesday, turned out to be a US Navy ballistic missile, Fox News reported.
Social networks were filled with videos of an unusual glowing object in the sky, similar to a comet. The object looked especially impressive in the evening sky over the ocean.
The Comet turned out to be a Trident II ballistic missile fired as part of routine testing from a US submarine.
Trident II solid-propellant missiles have a range of up to 11.3 thousand kilometers and are capable of carrying nuclear weapons. It is the only submarine ballistic missile currently in use in the US Navy.