Trident Missile Program
Photo credit: US Navy via Lockheed Martin
We can all breathe a sigh of relief that this weapon system has never been used, although it costs a great deal of money to develop and maintain. The various forms of the Trident missile were developed as submarine-launched ballistic missiles, capable of carrying multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles, also known as nuclear warheads.
Trident missiles are carried by the US Navy as well as the UK’s Royal Navy at a total estimated cost of $40 billion in 2011, with an estimated cost of $70 million per missile. The Trident missile program has been in operation and development since 1979 and is planned to remain in service until 2042. The estimated total program cost is $170.2 billion, but with any luck, the missiles will never be used.
I know we have to spend a lot to defend our country, but I wonder just how much good we are actually getting out of our taxes. Want to see more of our spending cost, then just take a look right here!
Cold front came in last night, so it's coffee in the kitchen.