The Los Angeles class is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines in service with the United States Navy. They represent two generations and close to half a century of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarine fleet.
Los Angeles-class submarine USS Hartford (SSN-768) is part of this family. Famous for having successfully launched and recovered an AN/BLQ-11 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) in October 2007, the first such operation from a submarine. It can be seen in this video breaking through several feet of solid ice in order to surface in the Arctic Circle. Powerful.
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