TRIDENT I C-4
TRIDENT, named for the three pronged spear (TRIDENT) of mythology's King Neptune is the Navy's third generation fleet ballistic missile program. It is a part of the Nation's strategic deterrent triad, which also includes land-based missile systems and manned bombers.
The TRIDENT I, or C-4 missile, represents a quantum leap in technology and capability of the fleet ballistic missile (over the POLARIS/-POSEIDON predecessors). The missile has a range of more that 4,000 nautical miles, more that 1,500 nautical miles greater than POLARIS.
|Primary Function:||Strategic Nuclear Deterrence|
|Power Plant:||Three-stage solid-propellant rocket|
|Thrust:||First stage, 202,600 pounds (91,170 kilograms)|
|Length:||34 feet (10.2 meters)|
|Weight:||73,000 pounds (32,850 kg)|
|Diameter:||74 inches (1.8 meters)|
|Range:||4,000 nautical miles (4,600 statute miles or 7,360 km)|
|Warheads:||Nuclear MIRV (Multiple Independently Targetable Reentry Vehicles)|