History of Trident

The Trident missile system, developed by the United States, is a vital component of the country's nuclear deterrent strategy. Deployed by the Navy since the 1980s, it underwent several iterations, with the Trident II (D5) being the most recent and remains operational today. Launched from submarines, it provides a crucial element of the US nuclear triad, ensuring a credible and survivable deterrent posture against adversaries. Its accuracy and reliability have played pivotal roles in arms control negotiations, shaping nuclear geopolitics since its inception.