Could we defend ourselves if attacked?
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23-01-2011, 8:10 AM
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So given that that makes you at least marginally better qualified than Raszcak would you say that a Polaris missile would have been impossible for us at any point to be fired at Argentina?
Sonic, I left the Royal Navy in October 2008.
I spent 22 years in the submarine service and 12 of those within the Trident program. I am well aware of the intricacies of a missile launch and as an ex navigation supervisor I’m also aware of all the data required for a launch.
I never served on Polaris boats, but know that the polaris missile system required the same data as trident.
As you’ll understand, I was and am still bound by the official secrets act. I can never prove to you that Polaris couldn’t “hit” Buenos Aires, because that proof would mean discussing information that is well above Top Secret. As has been said, Trident and Polaris before it, wasn’t like a mortar. Yes, a boat could have sat off the coast of Argentina, but firing its missiles is something else altogether.
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