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  Naval Technology - SSBN Ohio Class - Ballistic Missile Submarine
The Ohio class submarine is equipped with the Trident strategic ballistic missile from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space.
The Ohio class submarine is equipped with eight launchers for the Mk 2 torpedo decoy.
The Ohio class submarine is equipped with the Trident strategic ballistic missile.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/ohio   (1070 words)

  Submarine - MSN Encarta
Submarines of the 1700s and early 1800s were larger in size than their predecessors, but were still primitive hand-powered ships, with rudimentary and often ineffective explosive weapons.
Submarines are valued for their ability to roam undetected in the ocean, and many navies operate submarine fleets.
Because of their mission to deter attack on their respective countries, ballistic missile submarines are designed to operate with extreme quiet in deep ocean patrol and evade detection during their patrols, which last from a few weeks to as many as 70 days at sea.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567260/Submarine.html   (882 words)

 Submariners are among the Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Submarines, their officers and crew are heavily relied upon for anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, land attack, strategic deterrence and landing Special Operations forces.
During a sea tour, submarine officers may be in charge of any number of tasks, including the safe operation of the nuclear reactor, maintaining the ship's torpedoes, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and sonar, charting the ship's position and operating communications and intelligence equipment.
As a submarine officer, you will be specially trained in the nuclear field and assigned on a nuclear-powered attack submarine or a nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine.
www.nav.rochester.edu /Index/Careers/Submarines/submariners.htm   (343 words)

 Nuclear Submarines
The nuclear submarine is one of the major components responsible for achieving this status.
In addition, the missile section was to be larger than the one in the George Washington-class to house the new Polaris A-3 missile.
In the late 1970andrsquos, a new class of ballistic missile submarines or "boomers" as they were being called was being constructed.
www.studyworld.com /basementpapers/sec_papers/Nuclear_Submarines.html   (4274 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Ballistic Missile Submarines
When a ballistic missile boat leaves port you can be sure that the event is being watched — probably by satellite, a few ground-based observers and more than likely a couple of submarines lurking and waiting to follow it to sea.
The missiles themselves are generally just very thin metal tubes containing a huge quantity of solid or liquid fuel and oxidiser, usually in multiple stages and topped with a small guidance system and the warhead itself.
It is known that a single ballistic missile submarine, the Xia, entered service in 1988 and was reportedly followed by a second of class, although the latter boat is no longer in service for reasons unknown.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A4351835   (2736 words)

 Ballistic-Missile Submarines
Sequential missile submarine modifications were due, mainly, to the creation of new missile complexes that ensured steady improvement of their main tactical characteristics such as missile range, combat arming, specified firing accuracy, availability means to countermeasure the antimissile defence, their complete set etc.
Location of a large number of large-size missiles, limitations of the missile-carrier length and her draft specified by operating conditions resulted in the necessity of creation of a submarine of unusual design and with large reserve buoyancy.
In honour of the 300 Year Anniversary of the Russian Navy on November 2, 1996, the laying-down ceremony of the lead nuclear missile submarine of the fourth generation Yuri Dolgorukiy - the base of seagoing strategic nuclear forces of Russia in the 21st century - was held on PO “Severnoye Mashinostroitelnoye Predprijatie”.
www.ckb-rubin.ru /eng/project/submarine/aplsbr/index.htm   (421 words)

 Ballistic Missile Submarine units
The 629 submarines that served in the 29th Submarine Division of the Pacific Fleet were first based on Kamchatka and later on in the Pavlovsk bay.
In 1967 the first Yankee [Project 667A] ballistic submarines to form part of the Northern fleet were incorporated into the 31st Division of Strategic Submarines, which was based in the port of Sayda.
The Delta III submarines which served in the Northern fleet formed a division and were based in the port of Sayda in the Yagyelnaya bay and in the Olyenya port.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/russia/plarb.htm   (819 words)

 Ballistic missile submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ballistic missile submarine is a submarine equipped to launch ballistic missiles (SLBMs), such as the Russian SS-N-18 or the American Trident.
Ballistic missile submarines differ from attack submarines and cruise missile submarines; while attack submarines specialize in combat with other naval vessels (including enemy submarines and merchant shipping), and cruise missile submarines are designed to attack large warships and tactical targets on land, the primary mission of the ballistic missile is nuclear deterrence.
Ballistic missile submarines are designed for stealth, to avoid detection at all costs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ballistic_Missile_Submarine   (426 words)

 Intercontinental ballistic missile
Intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBM's are long-range missiles using a ballistic trajectory involving a significant ascent and descent including suborbital and partial orbital trajectories.
An ICBM differs little technically from other ballistic missiles, the IRBM[?], SRBM[?] or the newly named theatre ballistic missile[?]; all are defined in terms of maximum range.
The low flying, guided cruise missile is an alternative to ballistic missiles.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ic/ICBM.html   (157 words)

 Submarine Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
To drive to the surface, the submarine simply positions its planes (i.e., stubby "wings" at the stern and on the superstructure or bow of the submarine) to rise and the submarine ascends to the surface.
Ballistic missiles are used to destroy land targets thousands of miles away from the ocean and are maintained as a deterrent system (to keep other countries from using ballistic missiles against the U.S.).
Submarines are always deployed in the oceans around the world, and with their nuclear reactors and great speed are often the first ships on station when a crisis develops.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/faq.html   (5933 words)

 Vangaurd Class Ballistic Missile Submarines
submarines, one of which was HMS Torbay, escorted her as she left the Clyde approaches and headed into the open ocean..
However, the number of warheads carried by each submarine was reduced from 96 to 48 (the number originally carried by Polaris submarines) and the total number of warheads held in stock was reduced to "fewer than 200".
It was also announced that a submarine on patrol would be at a lesser state of readiness, being on several days notice to fire, rather than on several minutes notice-a move away from the ‘war footing’ of the Cold War patrols.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Today/trident.htm   (1905 words)

 U.S. Navy - Ballistic Missile Submarines - en
Ballistic Missile Submarines are nuclear-powered submarines armed with long-range strategic missiles.
The Ohio class submarine replaced aging fleet ballistic missile submarines built in the 1960s and is far more capable.
Although the missiles have no pre-set targets when the submarine goes on patrol, the SSBNs are capable of rapidly targeting their missiles should the need arise, using secure and constant at-sea communications links.
www.military.cz /usa/navy/uss/submarin/ballist/ballist_en.htm   (335 words)

 World Nuclear Arsenals 1996
New Trident nuclear- powered ballistic missile submarines and B-2 long-range bombers continue to enter service, and major upgrades are underway on both the Trident SLBMs and land-based Minuteman ICBMs.
A new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine has been designed, and the Russian Navy is hoping to receive financing to proceed with its construction.
As the largest of the "smaller" nuclear powers, France has an arsenal of nearly 500 operational nuclear warheads deployed on nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, on land-based aircraft, and with aircraft on board an aircraft carrier.
archive.greenpeace.org /~comms/nukes/ctbt/read10.html   (1228 words)

The OHIO class submarines, known as Tridents because of the missiles they carry, are each capable of carrying up to 24 submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM).
The remaining submarines of the class carry the improved Trident II D-5 ballistic missile.  Stealth is the key to the SSBN survivability, and OHIO class submarines are among the quietest nuclear-powered submarines ever built.
Two complete crews, designated as "Blue" and "Gold," are assigned to each SSBN submarine.  While one crew operates the submarine at sea, the other attends school, conducts training, and hones their skills in shore-based simulators.
www.submarinehistory.com /BallisticMissileSubs.html   (203 words)

 Ballistic Missile Defense in Congress 1997
Updates on ballistic missile defense programs were requested in the Chemical and Biological Threat Reductions Act of 1997 (S. 495), which passed in the Senate (53 to 44) on April 17.
S.7 National Missile Defense Act of 1997, introduced January 2, 1997 as one of ten bills that are core Republican agenda, with some remarks by Sen.
Abraham reintroduced this proposal of creating a ballistic missile defense system that would be intended to protect the U.S. from accidental missile launches or terrorist missile attacks.
www.fas.org /spp/starwars/congress/1997   (3459 words)

 Military.com Content
The ultimate Cold War weapon, these submarines are the most technologically advanced attack Submarines in the world.
Ohio Class (U.S.) - This class of powerful ballistic missile submarines is virtually undetectable at operating speed and depth.
The Kilo is considered to be one of the quietest diesel submarines in the world.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent1?file=SubSpecial_Index   (204 words)

 Haze Gray & Underway Photo Feature: Soviet & Russian Navy - Ballistic Missile Submarines
The 'GOLF' class was the first purpose-built Soviet ballistic missile boats, although several 'ZULU' class attack subs were converted to an improvised ballistic missile configuration.
This was the second time K-219 suffered a missile accident, and she did not survive the experience, sinking on 6 October 1986.
The missile "hump" is free-flooding; note the numerous limber holes.
www.hazegray.org /features/russia/boomer.htm   (566 words)

 Nuclear-powered Ballistic Missile Submarines
Until Trident II became available in 1990, however, the new submarines were equipped with Trident I. Well over twice the displacement of their predecessors, each of the 18 Ohio-class SSBNs carried 24 missiles.
Commissioned at the end of 1959, George Washington went to sea on her first patrol in November 1960 with a crew of 112 and 16 Polaris A-1 ballistic missiles.
Submarine building proceeded at a furious pace in the early 1960s, as the United States strove to deploy a major component of its Strategic Triad.
americanhistory.si.edu /subs/const/anatomy/boomers/index.html   (552 words)

 All Wood Wings: Ohio Class: SSBN-733 USS Nevada, Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - quality ship models ...
The Ohio Class are the first nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarines equipped with the Trident missile system Lead ship of the class, SSBN-726 USS Ohio, was commissioned in 1981 and - along with her 17 sister subs - is contributing to the United State's nuclear deterrence.
Although the missiles have no pre-set targets when the submarines go on patrol, the SSBNs are capable of rapidly targeting their missiles using secure at-sea communications.
Like all submarines in use by the US Navy today, the Ohio Class submarines are powered by a pressurized water S8G nuclear reactor driving steam turbines to a single propeller shaft having 60,000 hp.
allwoodwings.com /Ships/Submarines/USA/2,SSBN-726,OhioClass.htm   (406 words)

 Soviet Submarines
The first Soviet ballistic missile submarines in the late 1950s were also diesel-electric.
Because the names of individual Soviet submarines are seldom known abroad, the usual practice is to refer to them only as a member of a submarine class.
Diesel-electric submarines can be effective for missions such as coastal defense, where high speed and long range are not crucial.
americanhistory.si.edu /subs/const/anatomy/sovietsubs   (461 words)

 Resolution Class Ballistic Missile Submarines
The advantages of having a submarine based nuclear deterrent were obvious: nuclear weapons could be hidden beneath the waves and launched from anywhere.
The design of the submarine itself was basically a modification of the Valiant Class Fleet Submarine, but much enlarged to incorporate the missile compartment between the fin and the nuclear reactor.
These would be most important when the submarine was at its most vulnerable: during the firing sequence when it had risen from the ocean depths to just above the surface, or if it ever fired a missile and revealed its location.
www.btinternet.com /~warship/Postwar/Submarines/polaris.htm   (1713 words)

 SSBN-726 Ohio-Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine SSBN - United States Nuclear Forces
The ten Trident submarines in the Atlantic fleet stationed in Kings Bay, Georgia were initially equipped with the D-5 Trident II missile.
The eight submarines in the Pacific stationed in Bangor, Washington, were initially equipped with the C-4 Trident I missile.
The four oldest of the OHIO Class submarines were selected for conversion to SSGNs because of their age and scheduled maintenance periods.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/systems/ssbn-726.htm   (467 words)

 Factsheets Database - SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines - Powered by ReviewPost
The ten Trident submarines in the Atlantic fleet were initially equipped with the D-5 Trident II missile.
Like all submarines in use by the U.S. Navy today, the Ohio class submarine is powered by a pressurized water reactor (PWR) driving steam turbines to a single propeller shaft.
This second missile, subsequently termed ULMS II, was to be a larger, higher-performance missile than the extended-range POSEIDON and to have a range capability of approximately 6000 nm.
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While most agree that submarine based deterrence (in the form of Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine-FBMS) has been a stabilizing influence in the difficult years of the cold war, some voice concerns that the FBMS is a costly and irrelevant option in the current and future geo-political context.
The submarine was viewed as a nuclear-missile platform that was able to survive a first-strike because it was constantly moving and therefore very difficult to target with pre-emptive attacks.
Currently, there are eighteen Trident missile submarines commissioned in the United States Navy (USN) with ten of the submarines carrying D-5 Trident II ballistic missile and the other eight carrying C-4 Trident I missiles.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /MONITOR/ISSUE4-6/shah.html   (3099 words)

 Submarines: Current Fleet - Attack & Ballistic Missile Submarines
Gone are the gasoline engines from the Holland class and the submarines that had to surface every couple of hours to recharge their batteries.
The current classes of attack submarines are the Benjamin Franklin, Sturgeon, Los Angeles and Seawolf classes.
Their weapons include long-range strategic missiles with the purpose of "strategic deterrence." To learn more about these submarines, which include the Ohio class, visit the U.S. Navy's Fact File Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN.
www.onr.navy.mil /focus/blowballast/sub/fleet1.htm   (282 words)

 Ballistic missile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ballistic missile is a missile that follows a sub-orbital, ballistic flightpath with the objective of delivering a warhead to a predetermined target.
Submarine launched Trident II ballistic missile being fired.
An artistic image of the Ohio class submarine firing the Trident ballistic missile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ballistic_missile   (648 words)

 SubRon 14 The Text History
The successful development of nuclear propulsion and the rapid increase in the sophistication of missile propulsion and technology during the decade gave viability to the submarine missile concept.
Submarine Squadron FOURTEEN was established in Washington D.C. on 1 July 1958 to develop operational doctrine and procedures prior to the commissioning of the first fleet ballistic missile submarine, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN 598).
Submarine Squadron Fourteen and permanently assigned units have been awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for exceptional performance of assigned missions in 1975, 1983 and 1987.
www.thistlegroup.net /holyloch/history.htm   (3702 words)

 Ballistic Missile Submarine - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ballistic Missile Submarine - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ballistic Missile Submarine, type of submarine specially designed to carry intercontinental (long range) ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads as...
SLBM, acronym for submarine-launched ballistic missile, type of long-range guided missile that carries nuclear warheads to their targets.
encarta.msn.com /Ballistic_Missile_Submarine.html   (99 words)

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