Accession Number:

ADA614909

Title:

Trident II (D-5) Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile UGM 133A (Trident II Missile)

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

STRATEGIC SYSTEMS PROJECT OFFICE (NAVY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The TRIDENT II D5 Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile UGM 133A TRIDENT II D5 missile developed an improved Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile with greater accuracy and payload capability at equivalent ranges as compared to the TRIDENT I C4 system. TRIDENT II D5 enhances United States US strategic deterrence by providing a survivable sea-based system capable of engaging the full spectrum of potential targets. It enhances the US position in strategic arms negotiation by providing a weapon system with performance and payload flexibility that accommodates various treaty initiatives. The TRIDENT II D5 missiles increased payload allows the deterrent mission to be achieved with fewer submarines.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE