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French submarine Téméraire (S617)

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Le Téméraire (S 617)
History
France
Name: Le Téméraire
Namesake: "Reckless"
Cost: 4.282 billions (2010)[1]
Laid down: 18 December 1993
Launched: 21 January 1998
Commissioned: 23 December 1999
Homeport: Île Longue
Identification: S617
General characteristics
Class and type: Triomphant-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 12 640 tonnes (surfaced)
  • 14 335 t (submerged)
Length: 138 m (453 ft)
Beam: 12.50 m (41.0 ft)
Draught: 10.60 m (34.8 ft)
Propulsion:
  • Pressurised water K15 nuclear reactor (150 MW (200,000 hp)), turboreductor system, Pump-jet
  • 2 SEMT Pielstick diesels-alternators 8PA4V200 SM (700 kW (940 hp)) auxiliaries.
  • 30,500 kW (40,900 hp)
Speed: over 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
Test depth: Over 400 m (1,300 ft)
Complement:
  • 15 officers
  • 96 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Sonar DMUX 80
  • Sonar DUUX 5
  • Sonar DSUV 61B Very Low Frequency
  • Racal Decca radar (navigation)
  • SCC : SET (Système d'exploitation Tactique) : tactical operational system
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
ARUR 13
Armament:
  • Nuclear : 16 M45 SLBM missiles with TN 75 warheads
  • Anti-submarine : 4 × 533 mm (21 in) tubes for F17 torpedoes
  • Anti-surface : Exocet SM39

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 tested launched an M45 submarine-launched ballistic missile.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "French Audit Report Reveals Weapon Prices, A400M Details". defence-aerospace.com. 18 February 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  2. ^ 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)).