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Trident I  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 199
Also Known As: C-4 and UGM-99A
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: Trident
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 824
Family Members: Trident II
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Description: The C-4 Trident is a submarine-launched, intercontinental ballistic missile designed to be an integral part of the American nuclear deterrent aboard Ohio-class submarines. It was first deployed in 1979 and 8 Ohio-class submarines were armed with this missile.

The C-4 Trident, also known as UGM-99A, is a three-stage solid fuel ballistic missile armed with up to 10 nuclear warheads called Multiple Independently targetable Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV). Each MIRV can be assigned to different targets within the impact area covered by the ballistic missile that usually is measured in hundreds of kilometers.

The Trident I was installed in the first 8 Ohio-class submarines commissioned by the US Navy. Four of them will be converted to the SSGN role and the remaining four submarines will be re-armed with the more capable Trident II replacing the Trident I missile.

In late October 2005 the US Navy decommissioned the last C4 Trident I missile offloading from the USS Alabama (SSBN 731) nuclear-powered ballistic submarine at the Explosive Handling Wharf on Naval Base Kitsap. The USS Alabama was scheduled to be refitted with D5 Trident II ballistic missiles in early 2006.

Trident I Applications


Fighting Ships SSBN 726 Ohio

Trident I Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 10
Dimensions
Diameter: 1,800 millimeter (71 inch)
Length: 10.2 meter (402 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 7,400 kilometer (3,996 nautical mile)
Weight
Weight: 33,113 kilogram (73,000 pound)
Yield
Yield: 600 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Trident I News

There are 4 news between
5 Nov 2005 and 10 Jan 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007Lockheed Martin Receives $654.9 MILLION Contract For Trident II D5 Missile
Tuesday, January 9, 2007Trident I/II Missile Production and Deployed System Support Contract
Thursday, June 8, 2006US Navy Pursuing Non Nuclear Ballistic Missiles
Saturday, November 5, 2005C4 Trident I Farewell

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