The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Western Test Range off the coast of San Diego, California, on February 16, 2020.
Tag Archives : SLBM
13 Feb 2020
The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN 741), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Western Test Range off the coast of San Diego, California, Feb. 12.
07 Feb 2020
The U.S. Department of Defense on Feb. 4 confirmed in a statement that U.S. Navy had fielded W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead, adding that this capability would strengthen deterrence and support U.S. commitment to extended deterrence.
06 Sep 2019
The U.S. Navy conducted four scheduled missile test flights of unarmed Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) from USS Nebraska, an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), off the coast of Southern California this week.
24 Jul 2019
North Korean state media KCNA released footage showing the communist leader inspecting a new submarine under construction at a shipyard. This new submarine appears to be based on the late 50ies Romeo-class, a Soviet design, and is likely able to deploy a limited number of submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM).
24 Jun 2019
Several imageries and eyewitness accounts indicate that China likely conducted a missile launch on 2 June. Our colleagues from East Pendulum analyze the open source information and explain why the test could have involved the country’s next-generation submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the JL-3.
05 Apr 2019
North Korea may be building a new submarine capable of deploying submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLMB) South Korean newspaper "Chosun Ilbo" reported today.
26 Feb 2019
The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) completed the First Production Unit (FPU) of the W76-2 warhead Feb. 22 at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. The W76-2 is a modification of the W76-1 warhead to provide a low-yield, sea-launched ballistic missile warhead capability.