LOS ANGELES (SSN-688) class SSN Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines


Country of Origin: USA

Submarines of the LOS ANGELES and Improved LOS ANGELES classes, were initially developed to counter the Soviet VICTOR-class attack submarines that were first deployed in 1967-1968. The LOS ANGELES submarines are about 5 knots faster than the previous U.S. STURGEON (SSN-637) class, the higher speed being the principal advantage over the earlier class. Each unit of the class operates on a 24-month cycle, which includes one six-month deployment. HULL: The LOS ANGELES-class single-hulled...

 

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