France successfully launched the first marine cruise missile (MDCN) from the Sofrin submarine of a new generation of nuclear attack submarines (of the Barracuda class) off Pescarros, southwest of Paris, in a test, the first of its kind in the country.
The French Ministry of Armed Forces said in a statement, Tuesday, that “the missile is capable of destroying heavy land infrastructure from a distance and is designed to hit targets deep in enemy territory.”
“The French submarine forces were until today able to strike submarines and surface ships, and now they can destroy heavy land infrastructure from a distance,” the ministry added, noting that this success gives the French navy a strategic ability The new MDCN cruise missile has a range of 1,000 kilometers and is designed to strike targets located “deep” in enemy territory, such as political centers. Air defenses and radars, and a complement to the cruise airborne missile, and the French Navy has been using it to this day in the “Fremm” multi-role frigates.
With this experience France has joined the The closed club of countries that possess naval cruise missiles similar to the American Tomahawk missile, which was famous in the 1991 Gulf War.
France successfully launches the first marine cruise missile capable of destroying infrastructure from a distance