The USS Maine is one of the most complex, technologically demanding machines built by man. SSBNs – or ballistic missile submarines – are powered by nuclear energy. This ensures almost unlimited endurance for extended conflict scenarios. They are equipped with the Trident 2 D-5 missile system.
“Once we’re underway, the submarine in and of itself would rate probably about the fifth most powerful nuclear nation in the world.” – Navy CDR Schmall
A nuclear submarine that only be found when it wants to be. That’s the power of the U.S. Navy.
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