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US Deploys New Low-Yield Nuclear Submarine Warhead
William M. Arkin and Hans M. Kristensen | Federation of American Scientists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

29 Jan 2020 – The US Navy has now deployed the new W76-2 low-yield Trident nuclear submarine warhead. Each W76-2 is estimated to have an explosive yield of about five kilotons. The remaining 18 missiles on each submarine like the Tennessee carry either the 90-kiloton W76-1 or the 455-kiloton W88. Each missile can carry up to eight warheads under current loading configurations.

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