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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1997
Total Production: 96
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Group
Parent System: M45
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1997
Total Production: 96
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Description: The M45 is a three stage, solid fuel, submarine-launched, intercontinental range, ballistic missile (SLBM) equipped with multiple nuclear warheads (MIRV). It features an inertial guidance system and 4 TN-75 nuclear warheads with penetration aids such as decoys and countermeasures. The M45 ballistic missiles have been provided to Le Triomphant-class nuclear-powered strategic submarines and L'Inflexible-class submarines. Each submarine can carry up to 16 M45s. The M45 missile program ended in 2016 with the conversion of the last French SSBN to the M51 ballistic missile.

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) and the French Navy conducted a flight test involving the launch of a M-45 ballistic missile on February 2, 2005. The launch was performed from a Le Triomphant-class submarine in waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The test objective was to demonstrate the suitability of the submarine and the M45 ballistic missile. French officials from Les Landes test center and onboard Monge experimental vessel monitored the M45 missile all over its trajectory.

M45 Applications

Fighting Ships Le Triomphant

M45 Specifications

Number of Stages: 3
Number of Warheads: 4
Diameter: 1,930 millimeter (76 inch)
Length: 11.1 meter (435 inch)
CEP: 500 meter
Max Range: 6,000 kilometer (3,240 nautical mile)
Weight: 35,000 kilogram (77,160 pound)
Yield: 2,132 kiloton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M45 News

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on 26 Nov 2004
Friday, November 26, 2004French Navy Receives a New Ballistic Submarine

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