The Navy Tests a Missile


Editors Note: All information contained in this podcast is either UNCLASSIFIED and appropriately sourced as such or is the Podcaster’s opinion based on open source media reports linked below. Nothing contained in this podcast should be construed to either confirm or deny any operational characteristic of the described operations or official US Navy positions.

Over the weekend two surprising things were seen in the sky. First, a UFO/Meteor/Navy Missile Test. Second, Rain!

TRIDENT_TESTOf course it was a Navy Missile Test, and while these things are not unusual, there’s a lot of confusion as to why and how the Navy conducts these tests. These tests are far more common than you might think, and indeed, on this date in 1962, one of the most awesome tests ever both validated the POLARIS A2 Missile and sent a big message to Comrade Khrushchev. In 198x, Dave himself participated in such a test aboard USS Michigan, also off the West Coast. In those days though, things were different…

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

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