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Saturday, June 13, 2015

France tests nuclear air-launched cruise missile

The French military has conducted a successful unit evaluation firing of its air-launched Rafale /ASMPA nuclear cruise missile weapon system.

The Air-Sol Moyenne Portée -- Amélioré missile, by MBDA, is an enhanced variant of the ASMP which entered service is 1986. The ASMP has a range of between 50 and 186 miles. It is being replaced by the ASMPA as France's primary air-launched nuclear weapon.

A two-seat Rafale fighter of the 01/091 "Gascogne" Fighter Squadron took off from Saint-Dizier's Air Base 113 on Thursday for a test that brought together all the characteristic phases of an airborne nuclear strike mission which culminated with the firing a ASMPA missile -- without a nuclear warhead -- at its target at the Missile Test Center in Biscarrosse, the Ministry of Defense said.

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