US submarine enters Persian Gulf

US submarine enters Persian Gulf
# 07 November 2023 18:07 (UTC +04:00)

The Pentagon deployed the nuclear-powered USS Florida submarine to the Persian Gulf region as the US makes a show of force to deter Iran, according to US defense officials, APA reports citing Bloomberg.

The Florida’s arrival was confirmed by the officials after the US Central Command posted on X, formerly Twitter, about an “Ohio-class” submarine in the region without specifying whether it was of the type that carries nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.

The Florida, though nuclear powered, doesn’t carry nuclear weapons.

The Florida can carry as many as 154 Tomahawk missiles.

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