USS Rhode Island

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The US Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs launched an unarmed Trident II (D5) missile from the USS Rhode Island off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday, May 9th, as a part of a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation.

While the exact range of the missiles is classified, it’s likely that it flew 7,000 miles, according to officials. 

Photo: Naval Today

                                                         USS Rhode Island, on launch day in RI - courtesy Paul & Patty Cirillo