A C-17 Globemaster III, attached to the U.S. Air Force 535th Airlift Squadron, delivered a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands.

The U.S Navy say that this kind of underway replenishment is vital to “sustain 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.”

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

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Daniele Mandelli

Has an RAF transport ever dropped to a deployed UK SSN? I do not recall? Maybe when the SSN comes up and breaks through the ice up in the arctic.

LongTime

I’ve got a feeling it’s mentioned in 1of the falklands books but I can’t remember whose book and if it was a S, C or O boat it dropped too

George

Hi folks hope are all well.
Interesting yes was wondering the same Daniele. Can’t recall if the RAF have conducted the same procedure to ensur our subs are at sea longer if deployed on a mission. I’m confident the RAF would have such an activity practiced over the years.
Cheers,
George

Mark

I think the RAF did a drop of SAS/SBS onto a Cunard ship after a bomb scare back in the 80’s/90’s

Mark

Ops, just read the SBS post and seen it was in the 70s !!!!!

Daniele Mandelli

Yes, that was the SBS, then known as the Special Boat Squadron. It became the SB Service in 1987.

Lordtemplar

Did they paradrop Jack Ryan aboard? 😀😀😀