Matthew Savill, director of military sciences at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), said that overall Trident had a “good record”. The US, which has the same system, announced there had been 191 successful test firings since 1989 and “single figure” number of failures. He said this compared with a reported 50 per cent failure rate for the Russian Bulava missile recently accepted into service. A US submarine successfully fired a Trident missile as recently as October. ...Savill said that nuclear powers monitored each others’ tests closely, and the “demonstration of a credible, ie functioning, capability is an important part of deterrence”.
Director of Military Sciences
- WAGNER 'REBRAND'
Dr Jack Watling, a land warfare specialist at RUSI, said that under Averyanov, the 'Expeditionary Corps', as Wagner has been rebranded, has begun offering governments across Africa 'regime survival packages' in exchange for the right to extract natural resources on the continent.
Dr Jack Watling
Senior Research Fellow, Land Warfare
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