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Le Terrible (S 619)
Le Terrible is a Triomphant-class strategic nuclear submarine of the French Navy. The boat was launched on 21 March 2008 [3] On 27 January 2010, at 9h25, Le Terrible launched an M51 SLBM
M51 SLBM
from underwater, in Audierne
Audierne
Bay.[4] The missile reached its target 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off North Carolina; the 4,500-kilometre (2,800 mi) flight took about 20 minutes.[5] The submarine was put into service on 20 September 2010 armed with the 16 M51 missiles.[2] Terrible is fitted with a new SYCOBS combat system (SYstem de COmbat Barracuda-SSBN) which will also be installed on the new Barracuda class SSNs.[6][7] In July 2017 French president Macron visited the submarine in the Atlantic and took part in a simulated missile launch.[8] See also[edit]List of submarines of FranceSources and references[edit]^ "French Audit Report Reveals Weapon Prices, A400M Details". defence-aerospace.com. 18 February 2010
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Launched (ship)
Ceremonial ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water. It is a naval tradition in many cultures, dating back thousands of years. It has been observed as a public celebration and a solemn blessing. Ship launching imposes stresses on the ship not met during normal operation, in addition to the size and weight of the vessel, and it represents a considerable engineering challenge as well as a public spectacle
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Brest, France
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.Brest (French pronunciation: [bʁɛst] ( listen); Breton pronunciation: [bʀest][1]) is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Located in a sheltered position not far from the western tip of the peninsula, and the western extremity of metropolitan France, Brest is an important harbor and the second French military port after Toulon. The city is located on the western edge of continental Europe
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Redoutable-class Submarine (1967)
The Le Redoutable-class submarine was a ballistic missile submarine class of the French Marine Nationale. In French, the type is called Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins (SNLE), literally "Missile-launching nuclear submarine". When commissioned, they constituted the strategic part of the naval component of the French nuclear triad, then called Force de frappe (the aircraft carriers Clemenceau and Foch constituting the tactical part). The class entered active service in 1971 with Redoutable, six submarines were built in total. All have since been decommissioned. The structural changes in Inflexible have seen it regarded as a different class from the early boats
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French Submarine Vigilant (S618)
Le Vigilant is a Triomphant-class strategic nuclear submarine of the French Navy. The Royal Navy also has a SSBN in service called Vigilant. See also[edit]List of submarines of FranceReferences[edit]^ "French Audit Report Reveals Weapon Prices, A400M Details". defence-aerospace.com. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2015. v t eTriomphant-class submarinesTéméraire Terrible Triomphant VigilantPreceded by: Redoutable class Followed by: NoneFrench Navy Current French Navy shipsThis submarine-related article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article about a specific military ship or boat of France is a stub
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French Submarine Triomphant (S616)
Le Triomphant is a strategic nuclear submarine of the French Navy; the submarine is the lead boat of class.Contents1 History1.1 Construction and testing 1.2 Characteristics1.2.1 Conventional and nuclear armament1.3 Active service2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Construction and testing[edit] The first metal of Le Triomphant was cut at DCN Cherbourg in October 1986, and the boat's engine was shipped to the boat from DCN Indret five years later. The reactor was built into the vessel in August 1991, with the fore and aft sections being welded on in January and April 1992 respectively. The boat was armed and given a commander in May 1992 and moved from the assembly site to the completion basin in July 1993. The boat's launching in March 1994 was followed by the first dive that June and the trip from DCN Cherbourg to lle Longue that July down the "free route" between Cherbourg and Brest, with a crew of 110 and engineers from DCN Cherbourg
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French Submarine Téméraire (S617)
Le Téméraire is a Triomphant-class ballistic missile submarine of the French Navy, launched in January 1998,[citation needed] and commissioned in December 1999, six months behind schedule. The boat had, in May 1999, successfully test launched an M45 submarine-launched ballistic missile.[2] See also[edit]List of submarines of FranceReferences[edit]^ "French Audit Report Reveals Weapon Prices, A400M Details". defence-aerospace.com. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2015.  ^ Norris, Robert S.; Arkin, William M.; Kristensen, Hans M.; Handler, Joshua (1 July 2001). "French Nuclear Forces, 2001". Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Retrieved 23 June 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). v t eTriomphant-class submarinesTéméraire Terrible Triomphant VigilantPreceded by: Redoutable class Followed by: NoneFrench Navy Current French Navy shipsThis submarine-related article is a stub
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Libération
Libération
Libération
(French: [li.be.ʁa.sjɔ̃], popularly known as Libé [li.be]), is a daily newspaper in France, founded in Paris by Jean-Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre
and Serge July
Serge July
in 1973 in the wake of the protest movements of May 1968. For its first six or seven years it was a uniquely vibrant and pluralist publication and hugely influential. This was mainly due to its refusal to take paid advertising which meant there was no direct or indirect pressure from advertisers. It was paid for by sales on newsstalls and by subscriptions. Even classified adverts in the back pages (Les Petits annonces) were free. These and the exciting content attracted people to buy it regularly. Another innovation was the "note de la claviste" (ndlc) a comment, often very witty or apt, inserted by the claviste—the typesetter. The cartoons were unique and often savage and side-splitting
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Jean-Dominique Merchet
Jean-Dominique Merchet
Jean-Dominique Merchet
(born in Besançon, 26 October 1959) is a French journalist working for Marianne. He specialises in military topics. Biography[edit] Merchet joined Libération
Libération
in the 90s, where he works on Defence topics. Since July 2007, he has publish a professional blog, Secret Défense. He left Libération
Libération
after the summer of 2010 and joined Marianne. He is an auditor at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (49th session). Merchet notably authored a biography of Caroline Aigle, the first French female fighter pilote, and Mourir pour l'Afghanistan, a book on the Afghanistan War. Works[edit]Les Commandos Marine, co-authored with Marie Babey (photos), France Delory, Paris, 1999 Caroline Aigle, vol brisé, Jacob-Duvernet, Paris, 2007 Mourir pour l'Afghanistan, Jacob-Duvernet, Paris, 2008 Défense européenne, la grande illusion, Larousse, coll
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Ministry Of Defense (France)
The Ministry of the Armed Forces (French: Ministère des Armées) is the French department in charge of managing the French Armed Forces inside and outside French soil. France
France
is an active member of NATO. From 1947 until 2017, the Ministry was designated the Ministry of Defense (French: Ministère de la Défense).Contents1 Organization1.1 Minister of the Armies 1.2 Chief of Defence Staff 1.3 SGA 1.4 DGA2 Headquarters 3 See also 4 References4.1 NotesOrganization[edit] Minister of the Armies[edit] The head of the department is the Minister of the Armed Forces. The current Minister is Florence Parly. Currently, she reports directly to the President of the Republic, the Commander-in-Chief
Commander-in-Chief
of the French Armed Forces. Her mission is to organize and manage the country Defense Policy in liaison with other departments. She is also in charge of mobilizing troops and managing the military infrastructure
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Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (French pronunciation: ​[ɛmanɥɛl makʁɔ̃]; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician serving as President of France
President of France
and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra
Co-Prince of Andorra
since 14 May 2017. Before entering politics, he was a senior civil servant and investment banker. Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, completed a Master’s of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the École nationale d'administration
École nationale d'administration
(ÉNA) in 2004. He worked at the Inspectorate General of Finances, and later became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.[1] Macron was appointed Deputy Secretary General in François Hollande's first government in May 2012, having been a member of the Socialist Party from 2006 to 2009
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North Carolina
As of 2000English 90.70% Spanish 6.18%[2]Demonym North Carolinian (official); Tar Heel
Tar Heel
(colloquial)Capital RaleighLargest city CharlotteLargest metro Charlotte
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Audierne
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Audierne
Audierne
(Breton: Gwaien) is a commune in the Finistère
Finistère
department of Brittany
Brittany
in northwestern France. On 1 January 2016 the former commune of Esquibien
Esquibien
merged into Audierne.[1] The town lies on a peninsula at the mouth of the Goyen river and for centuries was a fishing village, with a wide sandy beach. Visitors can take a boat from Audierne's port of Esquibien
Esquibien
to the Île de Sein. The harbour, formerly important to the local fishing industry, is now essentially a yacht port. Remaining of the fishery is an oyster farm, in which the delicacy can be bought
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M51 (missile)
The M51 SLBM
SLBM
is a submarine-launched ballistic missile, built by Airbus Defence & Space, and deployed with the French Navy. Designed to replace the M45 SLBM
SLBM
(In French terminology the MSBS - Mer-Sol-Balistique-Stratégique “Sea-
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French Navy
36,331 personnel (2016)[1] and 2800 civilians (2014) 180 ships[2] 210 aircraft[1]FAN FSM AVIA FORFUSCO Marins Pompiers Gendarmerie Maritime Service de soutien de la FlotteGarrison/HQ Main: Brest, Île Longue, Toulon Secondary: Cherbourg, Lorient French overseas territories: Fort de France, Degrad des Cannes, Port des Galets, Dzaoudzi, Nouméa, Papeete Overseas: Dakar, Djibouti, Abu DhabiNickname(s) La RoyaleMotto(s) Honneur, patrie, valeur, discipline ("Honour, homeland, valour, discipline")Colours Blue, white, redShips Current FleetEngagementsSee listAnglo-French War (1627–1629) Franco-Spanish War (1635–59) Second Anglo-Dutch War Franco-Dutch War Nine Years' War War of the Spanish Succession War of the Austrian Succession Seven Years' War American Revolutionary War Anglo-French War (1778–1783) French Revolutionary Wars Napoleonic Wars Crimean War Sino-French War World War I World War II Indochina War Gulf War Kosovo
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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