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24 Nov 2023

France Test-Fires Long-Range Ballistic Missile to Boost Nuclear Deterrence

The French defence ministry declared the successful testing of the [M51.3 long-range ballistic missile](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M51_(missile)). This test enhances the credibility of France's nuclear deterrence capacities. The strategic missile, previously launched from a French testing site between Biscarrosse and the Atlantic Ocean, showcases France's vehemence in maintaining its high-profile defence mechanisms. [Source](https://www.france24.com/en/france/20231119-france-test-fires-long-range-ballistic-missile-in-effort-to-boost-nuclear-deterrence-credibility)