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Submarine forces (France)
The submarine forces of France (Forces sous-marines or FSM) is the submarine component of the French Navy.
It is a self-sufficient command - providing the maintenance and support of its own vessels - served by 3,300 personnel and made up of two components:
The commander of FOST (ALFOST) is also in overall command of the whole submarine force, under the authority of the chef d'état-major de la marine.