The Los Angeles class, with 62 vessels, is the worlds largest series of nuclear-propelled
submarines. Like its predecessor the Sturgeon class, the quieter and faster Los Angeles class
was designed primarily to protect carrier battlegroups by targeting enemy subs.
Los Angeles-class subs are also capable of a variety of other missions, such as deploying Special
Forces (cross-military divisions formed to accomplish especially difficult tasks) and attacking
land targets. Some Los Angeles-class subs are modified for improved under-ice operations.
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