US Navy sends nuclear-powered submarine to Strait of Hormuz
On December 21st, the Ohio-class nuclear-power guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) along with the USS Port Royal (CG 73) and USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) guided-missile cruisers transited the Strait of Hormuz.
“As an inherently flexible maneuver force, capable of supporting routine and contingency operations, Georgia’s presence demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional partners and maritime security with a full spectrum of capabilities to remain ready to defend against any threat at any time.” said U.S. Navy in its latest press release.
The presence of Georgia in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations (AOO) shows the capacity of the S Navy to sail and operate wherever international law enables.
SSGNs, fitted with superior communication capabilities and the ability to carry up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles, are one of the most flexible platforms in the fleet. To host up to 66 Special Operations Forces, the platform can also be configured.
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