Navy scientist Charles Miller and mathemetician Jessica Hildebrand perform pre-flight checks on a modular, UAV-mounted chemical, biological, and radiological detection system developed by junior scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren. (U.S. Navy)
For the past 58 years, the U.S. Navy has provided strategic deterrence with its Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program. The current FBM is the Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile on board the Ohio-class submarine. This weapon system is a marvel of modern technology and systems engineering. The Trident II is a descendant of the first generation of FMB, the Polaris A1, developed in the late 1950s. During the past six decades, the FBM has grown into a cornerstone of U.S. strategic defense, providing unrivaled survivability and reliability.