U.S. Trident Ballistic Missile streaks past a Mexican airliner's cockpit during ...

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Stunning video shows U.S. Trident ballistic missile streaking through the night sky past a Mexican airliner's cockpit during recent test amid arms race with Russia A Mexican airbus flight crew shot video from their plane's cockpit as a D5 Trident II Ballistic Missile flew across the horizon in front of them in September The test took place during a time when competing world powers around the globe continue to flex their military muscle with recent displays of martial force  Trident missiles are designed to be fired from surfaced submarines  The USS Nebraska sub launched at least four missiles from September 4-6 The crew on an airbus traveling from Guadalajara to Tijuana, Mexico shot footage of a missile's projectiles flying across the horizon during twilight   Each D5 Trident missile costs $30.9 million to make Only U.S. and UK submarines carry D5 Trident missiles, according to the Navy 

By Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail.com

Published: 03:52 BST, 7 October 2019 | Updated: 03:52 BST, 7 October 2019

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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

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