Successful test firing of M51 missile without warhead

Updated: 04/28/2021 The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) successfully conducted a test firing of an M51 missile without a military charge from the Landes site of DGA Missile Tests on April 28, 2021. Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, expresses her great satisfaction after the success on April 28, 2021 of the test firing of an M51 strategic ballistic…

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Vladimir Monomakh Fires Four Bulava ICBMs

December 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, the strategic missile submarine Vladimir Monomakh of the Pacific Fleet fired a salvo of four Bulava ballistic missiles as part of planned combat training activities. A salvo launch of missiles was carried out from a submerged position from the Sea of ​​Okhotsk at the Chizha training ground in the Arkhangelsk region. The flight…

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NAVSUP WSS Delivers Critical Support to Columbia Class

December 9, 2020 – Trident submarines, their associated Trident II Strategic Weapons System and integrated shore support systems, are a critical leg of the nation’s nuclear triad and a key component of the National Defense Strategy. As the Ohio class submarines begin to decommission, they will be replaced by the new Columbia class submarines. However, the Ohio class has some…

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Nuke Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Would Bolster Deterrence, Officials Say

By Jim Garamone The United States retired its last nuclear sea-launched cruise missile in 2010 — one of only two remaining U.S. theater or tactical (“non-strategic”) nuclear weapons. In contrast, Russia continued a comprehensive program to modernize and expand its low-yield theater and tactical nuclear weapons. What is more disturbing, officials said, is that Russian strategy actually contemplates the use…

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French SSBN Temeraire Test Fires M51 ICBM

June 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – On June 12, 2020, off the tip of Penmarch (Finistère), the nuclear-powered vehicle submarine (SNLE) Le Téméraire launched a strategic ballistic missile M51. This test was carried out without nuclear charge and in strict compliance with France’s international commitments. 5 th shooting M51 from a SSBN, this milestone validates adaptation M51 SNLE the Bold…

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