France to test new generation SLBM

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    M-51 test launch in preparation

    According to corroborating sources, a strategic missile M-51 from a submerged submarine should take place very soon. From the latest SSBN Le Terrible. These tests are never advertised and are usually subject to a minimalistic report from MoD when they occurr.

    The shooting area is usually located in the south of Finistere. The missiles go west to fall back into a square located off Canada or Brazil, about 4000 kilometers away.

    The test firing of an M-51 would be the first made from a submarine submerged. This is an extremely complex technology that only the United States and France fully mastered. Uh I personnaly don't think so but whatever...

    The M-51, which has already been launched successfully from the test center of the Landes, is far superior to the M-45 to replace it, with range more than 8000 kilometers.
    http://secretdefense.blogs.liberatio....html#comments

    And here are the NOTAM notifications to airpilots from French Navy:


    1st NOTAM:
    KZNY-A0037/10A02
    A) KZNY NEW YORK ARTCC
    B) 2010 Jan 23 07:50 C) 2010 Feb 28 11:40
    D) DAILY 0750-1140
    E) THIS NOTAM IS ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF OPERATION ESPADON,
    WHICH IS THE FIRING OF A MULTI-STAGE MISSILE OFF THE NORTHWEST COAST
    OF FRANCE WESTWARD INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. THERE ARE FOUR
    GEOGRAPHIC (DANGER) AREAS WHEREIN AIR TRAFFIC WILL NOT BE PERMITTED
    TO FLY FROM THE TIME OF LAUNCH TO THE TIME OF SPLASH-DOWN OF THE
    FINAL STAGE. THE ENTIRE FLIGHT TIME IS EXPECTED NOT TO BE MORE
    THAN THIRTY MINUTES.
    DANGER AREA 1.
    THE MISSILE LAUNCH AREA IN BREST ACC AIRSPACE FROM THE SFC-UNL.
    THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY 4749N/00438W 4738N/00838W 4725N/01026W
    4645N/01015W 4653N/00826W 4722N/00414W 4738N/00403W 4749N/00438W.
    DANGER AREA 2.
    FIRST STAGE JETTISON AREA, SHANWICK/PORTUGUESE OCEANIC AIRSPACE FROM
    THE SFC-UNL. THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY 4724N/01608W 4626N/01943W
    4449N/01857W 4525N/01529W 4724N/01608W.
    DANGER AREA 3.
    SECOND STAGE JETTISON AREA IN SANTA MARIA ACC AIRSPACE FROM THE
    SFC-UNL. THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY 4311N/03402W 4158N/03728W
    4020N/03623W 4131N/03302W 4311N/03402W.
    DANGER AREA 4.
    THIRD STAGE SPLASH-DOWN IS IN NEW YORK OAC AIRSPACE FROM THE
    SFC-UNL. THE AREA IS WITHIN AN 80 NM RADIUS OF 3124N/05631W.
    EACH AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE PROVIDER WILL PROVIDE A MEASURE OF LATERAL
    SEPARATION FROM THE BOUNDARIES OF THESE FOUR AREAS ACCORDING TO THE
    SEPARATION CRITERIA REQUIRED OF THEM.
    OPERATORS WILL BE PERMITTED TO UNDERFLY THE MISSILE TRAJECTORY IN
    THE SANTA MARIA AND NEW YORK ACC, BUT NOT WITHIN OR THROUGH ANY OF
    THE DANGER AREAS.
    THE SCHEDULED LAUNCH IS FOR 23 JAN 2010 BETWEEN 0750 AND 1140 UTC.
    SECONDARY LAUNCH WINDOWS ARE DAILY FROM 24 JAN TO 07 FEB, AND FROM
    14 FEB TO 28 FEB BETWEEN 0750 AND 1140 UTC.

    2nd NOTAM (postpone of the launch):
    KZNY-A0062/10
    A) KZNY NEW YORK ARTCC
    B) 2010 Jan 15 17:16 C) 2010 Jan 24 11:40
    E) THE OPERATION ESPADON MISSILE LAUNCH SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY,
    JANUARY 23 HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY
    24, 2010, BETWEEN 0750 AND 1140 UTC. REFER TO NOTAM A0037/10 FOR
    DETAILS OF THE LAUNCH TRAJECTORY, DANGER AREAS, AND OTHER DETAILS
    PERTINENT TO THIS OPERATION.
    F) SFC
    G) UNL
     
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    Le Terrible en francais means one who inspires fear/terror.
     

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