Neptune's Trident

On 22 Feb, the USS Tennessee, a U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, underwent demonstration and shakedown operations (DASO) and successfully fired an D-5 Trident test missile off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Prior to the launch and the sub's submergence, Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing at nearby Patrick Air Force Base secured the launch path of mariners to maintain safety. Radio waves do not travel well below the surface of the ocean, so the mast show here is necessary, according to the Navy. (U.S Air Force photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow)

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