In the United States tested the Trident II missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead

In the state of California off the coast of San Diego, the US Navy conducted a test of the inert ballistic missile Trident II submarine USS Maine-class “Ohio.” This is stated in the statement of the naval forces of the United States.

As noted in the statement, the trial run has confirmed the expectations of the performance characteristics of the missile with prolonged service life, and also allowed to collect additional information about the characteristics, accuracy and reliability of strategic weapon system.

This is a 178 start on the account from the moment when, in 1989, the rockets were put into service, reminds RIA Novosti. At the moment, the Trident II was the only rocket in the U.S. Navy and the UK, which can carry a nuclear warhead.