A new video of a strange UFO object has been released showing it either trailing a contrail, or more ominously, releasing a chemical trail. According to the video, the UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) was purporpedly imaged over Scotland on 5 September 2012. "Chemtrail" conspiracy theorists have it that governments are deliberately using aircraft to spray the populace with undisclosed substances for their own ends - which may or may not be benign.
Benign applications, in this case, could be nutrient sprays to increase crop yields, or vitamins to increase the relative low life expectancy of the Scottish population - well in Glasgow especially. (As the joke goes, while Her Majesty the Queen sends congratulatory cards to those that reach 100 years of age in England, in Scotland, she sends them to those reaching 65). J
Of course, the said UFO might be more malevolent. As such, if the UFO is the property of another government (or planet), then assuming the video is not a fake, it may be up to the the Royal Navy to shoot it down if it returns (the RAF gave up its high altitude surface-to-air missile interception capability after its Bloodhound 2 was retired in the 1990s while its Typhoon jets may not be scrambled in time).
The Royal Navy now has Daring-class destroyers which can use their Aster 30 missiles can for its destruction. The radar guided Aster 30 aka Sea Viper is the successor to the ramjet powered Sea Dart and the beam-riding Sea Slug.
Of course, the Royal Navy has form in shooting down UFOs before...well at least as part of television science fiction. One episode of the British science fiction TV series "UFO" had a Royal Navy County Class destroyer firing a Sea Slug missile to show a UFO where to get off.
While its bizarre-looking four flat-fronted booster configuration looked like it could never fly, the Sea Slug Mk II missile did have a good record in test interceptions. That said, it never actually shot down anything in combat even though it was used during the Falkands war in 1982. Actually there the venerable missile was launched mainly as a "scare device" at ground targets leaving its air defence role mainly to more modern missile types.
The aforementioned "UFO" TV series clip, courtesy of Gerry Anderson's Century 21 productions, shows that the Sea Slug loading sequence and launch was still very impressive. Ah...well,..they don't make 'em like they used to.