Michigan - submarine guided missiles - arrived in South Korea for a show of force in the context of tensions between the United States and North Korea.
Submarine US Navy ship arrived in the port city of Busan, South Korea, on the same day when North Korea celebrated the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean people's army. The statement of naval forces of the United States in Korea said that the visit of the submarine "routine" and says it's a chance to emphasize the Alliance between the U.S. and South Korean naval forces.
While Michigan is not going to take part in joint exercises, and its presence in the region intended to send a strong signal to Pyongyang. The US President Donald trump said in the beginning of the month Fox Business Network that the U.S. sent to the region "Armada" submarines.
Michigan, armed with tactical missiles and equipped with superior communications capabilities, is one of four submarines of the U.S. Navy, which began service as a submarine with ballistic missiles loaded with nuclear missiles under the strategic nuclear deterrence of the United States.
In 2000 years the Navy has converted four submarines of class Ohio in a land-based platform, armed with conventional weapons. Each of the four submarines can carry up to 154 cruise missiles "Tomahawk". Michigan can be placed in the sea of Japan, also known as the East sea, off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, said Carl Schuster, Professor of the University of Hawaii in the Pacific and former Director of operations at joint intelligence center Pacific command of the United States.
Michigan with a length of 560 feet long 18 nsc tons is one of the four converted submarines of the Ohio, joining Ohio, Florida and Georgia. Visit Michigan in Pusan takes place after North Korea on Sunday threatened to sink the U.S. aircraft carrier "Carl Vinson", which begins joint exercises with two Japanese destroyers in the Western Pacific ocean.
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