Scrapping Commences for Retired SSBN Le Tonnant

After transferring for their final “odyssey” the hulls of the ex-SNLE Le Tonnant on September 11, 2018 and L’Indomptable on March 9, 2020, the port resources department of the Cherbourg naval base proceeded to the entry and grounding maneuver of the Foudroyant in form 5 of Naval Group, on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Its deconstruction entrusted to this industrialist by…

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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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