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Country of Origin: France


The French M45 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is an upgraded M4 missile that was first deployed on the LE TRIOMPHANT-class ballistic missile submarines in 1996. Each sub could carry 16 of the missiles.

When in service, the M45 made up 75 percent of France's submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missiles, forming the core of the French sea-based deterrent. It had sufficient range to strike most key population centers from the relative safety of international waters....

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