Monday, August 17, 2009

Victorious launches Trident missile

HMS Victorious has launched a Trident missile off the coast of the US, though it was an unarmed one to complete the submarine's Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)). Usually LOP(R) ends when the submarine leaves port to begin it's sea trials but in this case the contract was extended up to the Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO). In more acronym news the LOP(R) also included Strategic Weapons Systems (SWS) operations to test the correct operation of all systems. Vigilant is now having it's LOP(R) and they may also extend this to the DASO too.

"You did launch #3 right? That was the unarmed one."
"Uh oh..."

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