UGM-96 Trident I
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The first launch of a Trident I, from Cape Canaveral, on 18 January 1977.
|Manufacturer||Lockheed Martin Space Systems|
|Height||10.2 metres (33 ft)|
|Diameter||1.8 metres (71 in)|
|Mass||33,142 kilograms (73,066 lb)|
|Launch sites||LC-25C, Cape Canaveral
James Madison-class submarines
Benjamin Franklin-class submarines
The UGM-96 Trident I, or Trident C4 was an American Submarine-launched ballistic missile, built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California. First deployed in 1979, the Trident I replaced the Poseidon missile. It was retired in 2005, having been replaced by the Trident II. In 1980, the Royal Navy requested Trident I missiles under the Polaris Sales Agreement, however in 1982, this was changed to Trident IIs. It was the first Trident missile to enter service.
The Trident I is a three-stage, solid-fuelled missile.
The first eight Ohio-class submarines were armed with Trident I missiles. Twelve James Madison- and Benjamin Franklin-class submarines were also retrofitted with Trident I missiles, which replaced older Poseidon missiles.
- Range: 7,400 kilometres (4,600 mi)
- Guidance system: inertial, with Star-Sighting
- CEP: 1250 ft (380 m)
- Warhead: nuclear multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV). Eight W76 (100 kt) warheads (Mark 4).
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