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The French military conducted a test launch of a ballistic missile

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On Friday in France, the launch of the M51 ballistic missile was launched from the Le Triomphant nuclear submarine; TASS Post Ministry of Defense of the Republic.




“Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomed the successful launch of the strategic ballistic missile M51, made from the nuclear submarine Le Triomphant. Throughout the flight, the rocket was tracked by the tracking center equipment of the General Armament Directorate of the French Ministry of Defense. The launch was made to determine the operational readiness of the missile system of the submarine, "- said in a release.

The rocket fell in the pre-designated zone of the North Atlantic, "a few hundred kilometers from the nearest coast."

As the press service noted, “the rocket did not carry a nuclear charge, and the launch itself was carried out in strict accordance with the international obligations in this field undertaken by France.”

TASS reference: “М51 is the latest generation solid propellant ballistic missile designed to be placed on submarines. With a length of 12 m and a mass of 56 tons, it is capable of carrying up to six nuclear warheads. These missiles are already equipped with 3 of 4-x nuclear submarines of the Le Triomphant class, created under the SNLE-NG program. ”
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 2 July 2016 12: 09
    +8
    Well, in general, everything is like everyone else.
    1. Khariton
      Khariton 2 July 2016 12: 22
      +1
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Well, in general, everything is like everyone else.

      That's right .. And when Israel starts to launch ..? Enough to be modest already! (Without malice ..)))
      1. Igor39
        Igor39 2 July 2016 12: 37
        0
        I wonder what kind of boats the Jews have ballistic on?
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 2 July 2016 13: 28
          +8
          Quote: Igor39
          I wonder what kind of boats the Jews have ballistic on?

          So I was surprised. Maybe I think someone gave us the Premier League tonight. request So no, no one gave. crying
          1. Asadullah
            Asadullah 2 July 2016 14: 05
            +4
            Maybe I think someone gave us a submarine


            Why do you need it? You and the Bedouins are well versed. Better yet another bank.
            1. bulvas
              bulvas 2 July 2016 15: 08
              0
              Quote: Asadullah
              Maybe I think someone gave us a submarine


              Why do you need it? You and the Bedouins are well versed. Better yet another bank.



              And where does the Bedouins have to do with it?

              There Palestinians make a fool of it, the Bedouins seem to even serve in the IDF, if I'm not mistaken

              1. Asadullah
                Asadullah 3 July 2016 18: 47
                0
                And where does the Bedouins have to do with it?


                Yes, summarized everything, okrosha method laughing
          2. Secretbrain
            Secretbrain 2 July 2016 20: 48
            +1
            Who about what and Jews about gifts smile just like my grandfather (a Jew by nationality), it was impossible to come to him without a gift and to visit am
            1. Ruslan67
              Ruslan67 2 July 2016 21: 01
              +2
              Quote: SecretBrain
              like my grandfather (a Jew by nationality), it was impossible to come to him without a gift and to visit

              And leaving the guests he did not say: Ah! What a pity that Aunt Fira will not try your stuffed fish crying wassat
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    2. Zloy ork
      Zloy ork 2 July 2016 22: 05
      -4
      Why "like everyone else"? Our mace falls by itself on the head X)))
  2. antiexpert
    antiexpert 2 July 2016 12: 10
    0
    Do not believe the patronage of the United States, do their own thing?
    And right!
    1. Verdun
      Verdun 2 July 2016 13: 43
      +1
      Quote: antiexpert
      Do not believe the patronage of the United States, do their own thing?
      And right!

      Now France would have instead of Hollande and Sarkozy someone like DeGoll ... You look. and Merkel would not be so twitchy.
      1. Cat man null
        Cat man null 2 July 2016 14: 12
        0
        Quote: Verdun
        Now France would have instead of Hollande and Sarkozy someone like DeGoll ...

        - De-Golly seems to have ended there .. They completely destroyed them in the process of selection sad
    2. Bayonet
      Bayonet 2 July 2016 15: 02
      +3
      Quote: antiexpert
      Do not believe the patronage of the United States, do their own thing?

      France is one of the few countries in the armed forces of which there is an almost complete range of modern weapons and military equipment of its own production - from small arms to attack nuclear aircraft carriers. The first and most important principle of the nuclear doctrine was that the French nuclear weapons during the Cold War were one of the elements of NATO’s nuclear deterrence, but the peculiarity was that France must act independently of NATO, primarily based on its own own interests. hi
  3. Svetoch
    Svetoch 2 July 2016 12: 14
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    And at the same time, the US Navy again paid attention to the threat posed by Russian submarines. And so yes they do the same as we do. I sometimes forget that the French make their ships, boats and tanks. And poto bam article and I tell myself for sure. Throw in more articles on the Armée de terre française, the Marine Nationale, and the Armée de l'Air.
  4. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 2 July 2016 12: 27
    +1
    In 2013, after five successful launches, they took the missile into service, then there was one - extremely unsuccessful. Long disassembled and finished. It seems to have solved the problem.
  5. hirurg
    hirurg 2 July 2016 12: 32
    0
    Tests recognized successful.
    These missiles are already equipped with 3 out of 4 nuclear submarines.
    It seemed to me that they first tested, and then equipped.
    1. Parsec
      Parsec 2 July 2016 13: 05
      +1
      Quote: hirurg
      It seemed to me that they first tested, and then equipped.


      These are performance validation tests.
  6. weksha50
    weksha50 2 July 2016 12: 32
    +5
    Well ... And the USA is trying to convince us that we should support nuclear weapons parity with them... At the same time, bashfully silent, that in the NATO bloc there are two more owners of nuclear weapons - France and Great Britain ...

    And in terms of the number of submarines, far from parity with both the United States and NATO ...

    So, no pseudo "parities" ... And we need boats for the far (ocean) zone, and the RTOs, first of all, for the coastal zone ... In terms of financial and scientific, technical and production capabilities ...
  7. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 2 July 2016 12: 32
    0
    I hope that ours also tracked this launch.
  8. sergey2017
    sergey2017 2 July 2016 12: 54
    +1
    By 1993, the French Ministry of Defense had developed requirements for a new missile that received the designation M5 - it had to have a range of up to 11000 km, be equipped with an RGCh IN with the number of warheads up to 10 and have on board a complex of missile defense systems (KSP ABM). In the same year, work began on shaping the appearance of the M5 SLBM. Due to numerous technical difficulties, a much less ambitious M1996 program was adopted in February 51, according to which the range was reduced to 10000 km, the number of warheads of the RGCh IN was reduced to 6, and the accuracy requirements were relaxed. In addition, the date of adopting the latest TNO warheads (warheads) with warheads (warheads) was shifted to 2015, since it was decided to use the existing warheads with TN-75 warheads as well as the corresponding PCB in the first stage to expedite work PRO, because of which range and accuracy were further reduced. The media leaked misinformation about equipping these missiles with 3 of the 4 atomic submarines of the Le Triomphant class, because trial runs continue.
  9. maxim1987
    maxim1987 2 July 2016 13: 01
    -2
    but did our Foreign Ministry not express concern? laughing
  10. sub307
    sub307 2 July 2016 13: 08
    0
    The M51 rocket is practically identical in weight and size to the Trident II (D5). Accordingly, the range of the French "strategists" became 11300 km., Against 600 km. the M45 missile, which was previously in service.
    http://rufor.org/showthread.php?t=14449
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 2 July 2016 13: 19
      0
      Quote: sub307
      The M51 rocket is practically identical in weight and size to the Trident II (D5). Accordingly, the range of the French "strategists" became 11300 km., Against 600 km. the M45 missile, which was previously in service.
      http://rufor.org/showthread.php?t=14449

      Only cast weight no)
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 2 July 2016 13: 47
        +2
        Quote: Muvka
        The M51 rocket is practically identical in weight and size to the Trident II (D5). Accordingly, the range of the French "strategists" became 11300 km., Against 600 km. the M45 missile was previously in service

        Quote: Muvka
        Only cast weight no)

        Most likely this is an M51.2 missile
        Performance characteristics
        Firing range, km 9000 (according to other sources, 6000-8000 and 10000 in the M51.2 version)
        KVO, km 0,25 (0,2 in variant M51.2)
        Type of warhead RGCH IN with KSP PRO
        The number of BB 6
        The power of each warhead, ct 100 (300 in version M51.2)
        Missile mass, t 56
        Rocket length, m 12
        Rocket diameter, m 2,3
        Operating time of each march stage, from 60
        Number of stages 3 march + breeding stage
        The number of SLBMs on each SSBN 16
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 2 July 2016 13: 49
          +2
          Quote: Amurets
          Quote: Muvka
          The M51 rocket is practically identical in weight and size to the Trident II (D5). Accordingly, the range of the French "strategists" became 11300 km., Against 600 km. the M45 missile was previously in service

          Quote: Muvka
          Only cast weight no)

          Most likely this is an M51.2 missile
          Performance characteristics
          Firing range, km 9000 (according to other sources, 6000-8000 and 10000 in the M51.2 version)
          KVO, km 0,25 (0,2 in variant M51.2)
          Type of warhead RGCH IN with KSP PRO
          The number of BB 6
          The power of each warhead, ct 100 (300 in version M51.2)
          Missile mass, t 56
          Rocket length, m 12
          Rocket diameter, m 2,3
          Operating time of each march stage, from 60
          Number of stages 3 march + breeding stage
          The number of SLBMs on each SSBN 16

          And you compare with the "unsuccessful" mace. 10x150 versus 6x100. Moreover, there is a missile defense system on the mace. I’m not sure if this is better. Maybe there are some, but not in that amount. And the mace is smaller and weighs one and a half times lighter. This is heaven and earth.
          1. Bayonet
            Bayonet 2 July 2016 16: 00
            0
            Quote: Muvka
            And you compare with the "unsuccessful" mace. 10x150 versus 6x100.

            What is the difference than breaking a head - 10 or 15 kilogram weight? laughing If it covers the city, that 150, that 100 kilotons - it will be enough!
            1. Muvka
              Muvka 2 July 2016 16: 20
              0
              Quote: Bayonet
              Quote: Muvka
              And you compare with the "unsuccessful" mace. 10x150 versus 6x100.

              What is the difference than breaking a head - 10 or 15 kilogram weight? laughing If it covers the city, that 150, that 100 kilotons - it will be enough!

              If there is no difference for you, then you can make rockets with 1x100kt. What's the difference? but to compare 1,5 MT with 600 CT and say "what's the difference" ... no words.
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 2 July 2016 15: 46
        +1
        Quote: Muvka
        Only cast weight no)

        Well, yes - 6 warheads of 100 kilotons - "nonsense"? And the M51.2 has four 300 kilotons each!
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 2 July 2016 16: 24
          0
          Quote: Bayonet
          Quote: Muvka
          Only cast weight no)

          Well, yes - 6 warheads of 100 kilotons - "nonsense"? And the M51.2 has four 300 kilotons each!

          Well, the clubs also have an option for 6 RGCs. Only power is unknown. I also think about 300.
  11. sergey2017
    sergey2017 2 July 2016 13: 38
    0
    Quote: Igor39
    I wonder what kind of boats the Jews have ballistic on?

    In Israel, the Dolphin-class submarines are manufactured at the German company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft. The ships have a displacement of 1,9 thousand tons with a length of 57 meters and a width of 6,8 meters. The ship is capable of speeds up to 20 knots, dive to a depth of 200 meters and travel up to 14,8 thousand kilometers. The submarine can sail for 30 days. The diesel-electric submarine is armed with six 533-millimeter torpedo tubes and four 650-millimeter torpedo tubes, and can launch Israeli cruise missiles equipped with nuclear warheads. Such missiles are capable of hitting enemy targets at ranges of up to 1,5 thousand kilometers.
    1. Oleg7700
      Oleg7700 2 July 2016 15: 13
      +6
      Israeli Dolphin-2AIP: - length-68.6 meters, surface-2050 tons, underwater displacement-2400 tons. standard immersion depth -350 m. standard armament-18 heavy German torpedoes DM2A4 and 6 cruise missiles "Popeye-turbo" and their modifications, with a range from 1500 to 2500 km. with unconventional warheads from 100 to 200 kilotons (thermonuclear warheads, as it should be in Israel, only - "according to foreign sources ...) The sixth submarine," Dakar ", is being completed. According to some sources, it is somewhat larger and more expensive than the two previous ones -" Tanin "and" Rahav "... (these are 600 million euros each)
  12. sabakina
    sabakina 2 July 2016 13: 46
    +1
    M51 Ballistic Missile Launched From France's Le Triomphant Nuclear Submarine On Friday

    And why the heck goat button accordion? Or will the paddlers beat from afar, under the protection of a godfather? No, well, explain to me, what for Storage ballistic? They don’t trust them tactical?
  13. Evil 55
    Evil 55 2 July 2016 16: 56
    0
    Why would the Franks have a bolt of 11000 km ... Perhaps, due to old sadness, Paris will try to threaten Hanoi?
    1. Operator
      Operator 2 July 2016 17: 18
      +1
      In a special period, the French and British nuclear submarines with SLBMs should plan to migrate to the US coast under the protection of the anti-submarine forces of the American fleet.

      The French and Britons are afraid to run into Russian shock nuclear submarines off the coast of Europe.
  14. Old26
    Old26 2 July 2016 17: 05
    +3
    Quote: Bayonet
    Well, yes - 6 warheads of 100 kilotons - "nonsense"? And the M51.2 has four 300 kilotons each!

    Honestly, I never heard that the M51.2 was equipped with 300 ct units. The combat equipment of this SLBM is from 6 to 10 TNO blocks with a capacity of 150 ct. Plus KSP PRO. Depending on the number of blocks, it has a range of 9 to 10 thousand kilometers.
    M51.1 also has from 6 to 10 blocks, but already TN-75, with a capacity of 107 ct. With 6 blocks (throwing weight 1400 kg), the range is 6000 km, with 4 blocks the range is already 9000 km, and with one - 14000 km.
    Now version M51.3 is being developed
  15. morprepud
    morprepud 2 July 2016 18: 18
    -2
    Throughout the flight, the missile was tracked by the equipment of the tracking center of the Main Directorate of Arms of the French Ministry of Defense.
    - neitherWhat to yourself! Do they also have tracking equipment? bully
    1. morprepud
      morprepud 2 July 2016 19: 18
      0
      For the "minus" thanks, and personally to him, the "Frenchman":
      What is the difference between alcohol consumption among Russians and French: French - eat and drink. Russians drink and have a bite.

      © http://anekdoty.ru/pro-francuzov/

      Guys, everyone from July 3 is the Day of the Sea and River Fleet and with the July 31 holiday of the Navy !!!
      And our tracking tools are always on duty!
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 2 July 2016 19: 59
        -2
        The river fleet will soon glue the flippers together.
  16. Oleg7700
    Oleg7700 3 July 2016 15: 11
    +2
    One of the tracking centers of the French Ministry of Defense - "Monge" ... Here is what Navy Recognition.com reports on the test results. - "Each missile carries from six to ten MIRVs of individual guidance-TN 75. TN 75 thermonuclear warheads began arriving in 2015. These new maneuvering warheads (MARV) TN 75 have 150 kilotons of TNT with a CEP (circular probable deviation) of 150 meters The design and functionality of the warhead were tested by simulations on a Tera 100 supercomputer using megajoule lasers and X-ray equipment. reportedly about 51 km.