By Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail.com
Published: 03:52 BST, 7 October 2019 | Updated: 03:52 BST, 7 October 2019
The crew of a Mexican airliner was recently granted a front-row seat to view one of the United States' latest missile tests - a dazzling, yet potentially troubling sight to behold as competing world powers continue to flex their military muscle with recent displays of martial force around the globe.
Trident missiles are rocket propelled armaments designed to be fired from surfaced submarines. They shoot into space before fragmenting into multiple separate explosive warheads, which can each fall within 100 yards of their designated target.
The disbursement of multiple warheads makes it harder for enemy combatants to focus their anti-missile defense systems on a single target, making it more likely the intended target will be destroyed.
The USS Nebraska submarine - stationed off the coast of southern California - launched at least four Trident II ballistic missiles between September 4-6, one of which was captured on video by a Mexican commercial flight's