Breaking the Surface for Some Replenishment
America's submarines have come a long way since the first hand-cranked wooden rigs. Today's state-of-the-art vessels are able to support hundreds of sailors working and living together under the sea for months at a time. Submariners and their ships depend on each other — and underway replenishments.
On Target, On Time
In a demonstration proving America's expeditionary logistics is second to none, the ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson, operating off Hawaii, took on deliveries from a drone, Seahawk helicopter, an Osprey and a C-17 Globemaster.
The event tested the tactics, techniques and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command's expeditionary logistics to enhance the readiness of our strategic forces. While submarines are completely self-sustainable for an indefinite amount of time, periodic replenishments of food, parts and medical supplies are necessary and can be conducted more efficiently using modern delivery methods like these.