The Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarines, often referred to as "boomers", serve as an undetectable launch platform for intercontinental missiles. They are designed specifically for stealth and the precise delivery of nuclear warheads. For decades, strategic deterrence was their sole mission. Recently, four of these submarines were converted into guided missile submarines, which provide the Navy with unprecedented strike and special operation mission capabilities from a stealthy, clandestine platform.