The original stealth weapon, submarines cruise the world’s oceans unseen, carrying out a variety of missions. The U.S. submarine force represents some of the most lethal weapons in the nation’s arsenal and enables our nation to maintain undersea dominance. Nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) and guided missile submarines (SSGNs) provide superior speed, stealth and fire-power. Nuclear powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are the most secure and survivable strategic component of the United States’ nuclear triad.
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