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U.S. Will Start Cutting Its SLBMs next year

Postby Tom Dougherty » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:53 pm

The United States next year is slated to begin reducing launch tubes on each of its Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines, a new independent report states.

The elimination of four operational launch tubes on each of the 14 submarines that make up the Navy's Ohio submarine fleet will be the first substantial reduction in U.S. strategic weapon delivery capability since the 2011 New START accord went into effect, according to Hans Kristensen, who co-authored an assessment on the current status of U.S. nuclear forces.
The treaty requires Russia and the United States by 2018 to each reduce their fielded stockpiles of strategic nuclear warheads to 1,550 and to cut their arsenals of long-range delivery vehicles down to 700 apiece, with an additional 100 systems allowed in reserve on each side.

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Re: U.S. Will Start Cutting Its SLBMs next year

Postby Don Prince » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:23 am

Just One More Thing...

Don't forget about MIRV's in the Trident-D5 missile....

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