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International Military News and Discussion
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Military and Geoplotical forces that affect India are global in nature. Thus Indian defense also requires keeping a vigil that is beyond Indian-Subcontinent (I.e. beyond Near-Indic region, a.k.a Central Asia, China, Afganistan, Iran).



This thread is to monitor developments whose flames can reach Indian-sub continent.



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This news of French testfiring their latest long range M15 missile from submarine is a milestone, in modern warfare.



[url="http://www.spacewar.com/reports/France_test-fires_submarine-launched_missile_999.html"]

France test-fires submarine-launched missile[/url]



Quote:Paris (AFP) Jan 27, 2010

France successfully test-fired on Wednesday its new M51 strategic missile from a nuclear submarine, the first test at sea after three land-based firings, the defence ministry said. France's newest strategic nuclear submarine "Le Terrible" launched the test at 9:25 am (0825 GMT) from the Audierne Bay in the Atlantic and "everything went as planned" said a statement from the defence ministry.



The M51 has a range of 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) and enjoys better accuracy than the current M45 ballistic missile carried by France's four nuclear-armed submarines.

[Image: icbm-m51-eads-france-orbit-bg.jpg]

The M51 Missile
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