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Night falls at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash., as work continues on the strategic missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726). Ohio is one of four Trident Submarines undergoing conversion to a new class of guided missile submarines. The SSGN conversion program takes Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines through an extensive overhaul that will improve their capability to support and launch up to 154 Tomahawk missiles

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A Trident missile launched from a Royal Navy Vanguard class ballistic missile submarine

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Trident Missile Life Extension Being Accomplished Incrementally

Britain is stepping up its cooperation with the US over the design of nuclear warheads, raising new questions about the independence of the UK deterrent, according to documents disclosed after a freedom of information request.

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USS Nevada (SSBN-733) 1985, A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) underway on 16 August 1986 off the Atlantic coast after being commissioned.

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