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Unmanned Undersea Vehicles and Guided Missile Submarines: Technological and Operational Synergies Edward A. Johnson

Unmanned Undersea Vehicles and Guided Missile Submarines: Technological and Operational Synergies

Edward A. Johnson

Published October 17th 2012
ISBN : 9781249829188
Paperback
40 pages
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During the Cold War the United States developed the Trident class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to replace the aging fleet of forty-one Poseidon ballistic missile submarines. Each of the eighteen Trident class submarines built to carry theMoreDuring the Cold War the United States developed the Trident class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to replace the aging fleet of forty-one Poseidon ballistic missile submarines. Each of the eighteen Trident class submarines built to carry the mantle of strategic nuclear deterrence was extremely large and quiet with tubes for twenty-four ballistic missiles. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States conducted a review of its nuclear posture, which determined that only fourteen of these submarines were necessary to meet the needs of U.S. national security.