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 survivable component of the United States’ nuclear triad by virtue of superior stealth and mobility in the vastness and depths of the world’s oceans.
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