fleet ballistic missile submarine


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fleet ballistic missile submarine

A nuclear-powered submarine designed to deliver ballistic missile attacks against assigned targets from either a submerged or surfaced condition. Designated as SSBN.
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Noun1.fleet ballistic missile submarine - a submarine carrying ballistic missiles
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
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By touring USS Ohio (SSBN 726), a Trident-class, nuclear-powered, fleet ballistic missile submarine, the students get to see how many of the theories they learn in the classroom relate to the way a sub "flies" through the water.
In 1999, Congress changed all that when they embarked on a program to convert four Trident fleet ballistic missile submarines slated for inactivation into Strike and Special Forces platforms carrying an array of options to bring "the fight to our enemies."
The Ohio-class replaced the aging, fleet ballistic missile submarines built at that time and is more capable.

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