Section 137 of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 ballistic missile successfully test-fired
Figure: The Lockheed Martin Corporation, U.S. Navy’s Trident II D5 ballistic missile test map Web site reported on March 14, 2012 the U.S. Navy on February 22 from Tennessee (the Tennessee SSBNs 734) submarine successfully test-fired a D5, ballistic missile, the Trident II (Trident is II).
the Trident II D5, missiles of the test is “Tennessee” submarine after the completion of shipyard maintenance of demonstration and trial action “. This is 137 times since 1989, the missile successfully test-fired, so high reliability is the other large ballistic missile or space launch vehicles can not match.
Trident II D5, type of missile for the first time in 1990 to participate in the deployment of the missile to be deployed in the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class submarines, as well as the British Navy “Vanguard” class submarine. This three-step, using a solid-propellant, inertial-guided ballistic missile flight distance of 4,000 nautical miles, and capable of carrying multi-target warhead reentry vehicles “. (Technology and Economy Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Wu Xiaolan)
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