The U.S. Navy delivered supplies to a nuclear submarine for the first time using a drone. A quadcopter-type drone delivered a small payload to the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730).

The tests were carried out on October 19, 2020, in the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian Islands.

U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Devin M. Langer/Released

Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime. This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces.

Electronics Technician, Submarine, Navigation 1st Class Carlos Gonzalez, assigned to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, pilots an unmanned aerial vehicle after delivering a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) around the Hawaiian Islands. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Zingaro

The Henry Jackson was one of only four ballistic missile submarines in the Navy to receive a conversion from Trident I to Trident II missiles. In 2016, the ship was also the first ballistic missile submarine to undergo a 32-year extended refit period to ensure its longevity.

Electronics Technician, Submarine, Navigation, 1st Class Carlos Gonzalez and Chief Electronics Technician, Submarine, Navigation Michael Inman, both assigned to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, pilot the drone after delivering a small payload to the Henry Jackson. (MC1 Michael B. Zingaro/Navy)

Top Photo: MC1 Devin M. Langer/Navy

Source: US Navy YouTube

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