France successfully tests the M51 missile

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  1. Gabriel92

    Gabriel92 Regular Member

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    The Triomphant (SSBN) has successfully this July 1st at 9:18,launched a M51 ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Bay of Audierne (Finistère).

    The missile, which had obviously no nuclear charge, was then followed by the means of the General Directorate of Armament (DGA) and the tracking ship (BEM) Monge.
    It fell in a desolate area located in the North Atlantic.

    In its statement, the Ministry of Defence insists that this trial was conducted "in strict compliance with international commitments of France."

    http://www.opex360.com/2016/07/01/succes-du-lancement-dun-missile-strategique-m51-par-le-marin-le-triomphant/
     
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    trident and m51 are quite similar in structure.. and not just that. It looks like the SLBM have to be in structure like trident2 or m51.

    I hope drdo guys are seeing this lol
     
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    Published: December 21, 2016 | By Missile Defense Project


    The final French Triomphant-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, Le Téméraire, has been docked at the Brest naval base to begin modifications that would allow the submarine to launch M51 nuclear ballistic missiles. The M51s will replace the obsolete and soon-to-be out of service M45 missiles that previously armed the SSBNs in the French fleet. DCNS Group, the French defense company undertaking the modifications, will spend the next 18 months laying over 140 km of cables and welding some 60 tons of engine seating to complete the transformation. Michel Drevillon, the program manager overseeing the refit, announced that the project would take 4 million of hours of work and will include upgrades to the submarine’s navigation and combat systems.

    https://missilethreat.csis.org/final-french-ssbn-begins-m51-modifications/

    missilethreat.csis.org is a good resource for nuclear missiles wordwide
     
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    And why does France need nukes? All these hypocritical nations of UN decide who gets nukes and who don't! Ideally no one should have nukes.
     

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