Lights in Sky from Navy Test Missile Launch

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A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over the Pacific Ocean, a Navy official said.

Dustyn Sousa sent in video, showing the light moving in the sky around 6:20 a.m.

The Trident II is now equipped on the U.S. Navy's Ohio-class submarines as well as the Royal Navy's Vanguard-class submarines.

Many Bay Area residents who saw the unusual light were left guessing at what it could have been.

"All missile test flights were conducted from sea, flew over the sea, and landed in the sea".

The Navy says they conducted the tests as part of their routine work to make sure their missile systems are in order.

The Defense Department said Tuesday that Lockheed's space systems business will also support deployed Trident II missile systems under the modification. "At no time did the missiles fly over land", the statement continued.

"It is a three-stage, solid-fueled submarine-launched intercontinental-range ballistic missile with a range of almost 8,000 miles". "ORCRP009161-topic.html" class="local_link" >Lockheed Martin.

The missile is now deployed by the United Kingdom on its Vanguard class submarines.

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