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Response to Fred Garvin (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 8, 2021, 08:07 PM

40. Don't over estimate them, either. The US hs more ICBM missile subs than the Chinese ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercontinental_ballistic_missile

Intercontinental-range submarine-launched ballistic missiles
Trident missile launch at sea from a Royal Navy Vanguard-class ballistic missile submarine

United States The U.S. Navy currently has 18 Ohio-class submarines deployed, of which 14 are designated SSBNs and armed with 24 Trident II SLBMs each, for a total of 288 Trident II missiles equipped with 1,152 MIRV nuclear warheads.

Russia The Russian Navy currently has 14 SSBNs deployed, including 3 Delta III-class submarines, 6 Delta IV-class submarines, 1 Typhoon-class submarine and 4 Borei-class submarines.[20] Missiles include R-29R SLBMs, R-29RMU Sineva / R-29RMU2 Liner SLBMs with MIRV warheads and Bulava SLBMs with MIRV warheads.

United Kingdom The United Kingdom's Royal Navy has four Vanguard-class SSBNs, each armed with 16 Trident II SLBMs with MIRV warheads for a total of 64 Trident II missiles and 225 nuclear warheads.

France The French Navy has four Triomphant-class SSBNs each armed with 16 M45s SLBMs with TN75 MIRV nuclear warheads. The M45 SLBMs are scheduled to be upgraded to M51.1 and M51.2 (expected to enter service in 2015).

China The People's Republic of China's People's Liberation Army Navy has five Type 094 SSBNs each to be armed with 12-16 JL-2 SLBMs.

India: It was revealed in 2011 that India is developing a submarine launch ballistic missiles based on some variants of the Agni series, the K Missile family which will be a series of submarine-launched solid fueled missiles. K-5 missile, with a maximum range of 6,000 to 8000 kilometers and a payload of one tonne, is under development by DRDO which may be the SLBM version of AGNI-VI (ICBM).[21] India, having completed the development of its first ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant, is reported to be developing at least four submarines in the Arihant class.[22]

What are you so afraid of? The number of MIRV payload on the Trident is classified and rumored to be 10, next to the JL-2 is a three-stage, solid-fuelled missile,[3] with a maximum range of 7,200 km (4,500 mi).[7] Its payload is a single[3] 1 Megaton warhead[5] or 3-8 MIRVs with yields of 20, 90, or 150kt.[2] warheaded Chinese missiles.

What is your real concern?

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