The submarine carries 24 Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles, capable of devastating an entire continent.Staff, MilitaryUpdate.youtube
12 January 2017
In a show of force, United States sends a Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS Pennsylvania, to Guam. It marked the first time since 1988 that a submarine with ballistic missile capability visited the region. The Navy said that Ballistic missile submarines such as ‘USS Pennsylvania’ are on patrol continuously, providing a critical, stabilizing and highly effective element of the US nuclear deterrence force, this specific visit to Guam reflects the United States’ commitment to its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and complements the many exercises, training, operations, and other military cooperation activities conducted between the US and its partner nations.
USS Pennsylvania is one of the 14 Ohio-class ballistic missiles submarines. It carries 24 Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles, capable of devastating an entire continent. The nuclear warhead on this submarine alone are more destructive than all the bombs dropped in both World War combined. She is the biggest submarine in the US Navy and the most lethal weapon ever designed.
The visit comes as military tensions are high both with North Korea over its nuclear program, and China, over its moves in the South China Sea. Both Japanese and South Korean delegations in Guam will be offered rare tours of the submarine.