Trident II (D-5) Sea-Launched Ballistic Missile UGM 133A (Trident II Missile)
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STRATEGIC SYSTEMS PROJECT OFFICE (NAVY) WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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