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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Le Redoutable / L'Inflexible


Specifications
Displacement, tons 8080 surfaced; 8920 dived
LENGTH 422.1 (128.7 meters)
BEAM 34.8 (10.6 meters)
DRAUGHT 32.8 (10 meters)
Main machinery
  • Nuclear; turbo-electric; 1 PWR;
  • 2 turboalternators;
  • 1 Jeumont Schneider motor; 16000 hp(m) (11.76 MW);
  • twin SEMT-Pielstick/Jeumont Schneider 8 PA4 V 185 SM diesel-electric auxiliary propulsion; 1.5 MW;
  • 1 emergency motor;
  • 1 shaft
  • Speed, knots 25 dived; 20 surfaced
    Range, miles 5000 at 4 kts on auxiliary propulsion only
    Diving depth 250 m (820 ft) approx.
    Complement 114 (14 officers) (2 crews)
    125 (15 officers, 101 petty officers, 9 quartermasters and sailors (L'inflexible))
    Missiles SLBM: 16 Aerospatiale M-45; three stage solid fuel rockets; inertial guidance to 5300 km (2860 nm); thermonuclear warhead with 6 MRV each of 150 kT.
    SSM Aerospatiale SM 39 Exocet; launched from 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes; inertial cruise; active radar homing to 50 km (27 nm) at 0.9 Mach; warhead 165 kg (to be carried in all in due course).
    Torpedoes 4 - 21 in (533 mm) tubes. total of 18 torpedoes and SSM carried in a mixed load.
  • ECAN L5 Mod 3; dual purpose; active/passive homing to 9.5 km (5.1 nm) at 35 kts; warhead 150 kg; depth to 550 m (1800 ft); and
  • ECAN F17 Mod 2; wire-guided; active/passive homing to 20 km (10.8 nm) at 40 kts; warhead 250 kg; depth 600 m (1970 ft);
  • Countermeasures
  • ESM: Thomson-CSF ARUR 13/DR 3000U; intercept.
  • ARUR-12A (L'Inflexible)
  • Weapons control
  • SAD (Systeme d'Armes de Dissuasion) data system (for SLBMs);
  • SAT (Systeme d'Armes Tactique) and
  • DLA 1A weapon control system (for SSM and torpedoes).
  • Radars Navigation: Thomson-CSF DRUA 33; I band.
    Sonars
  • Thomson Sintra DSUX 21 `multi-function' passive bow and flank arrays.
  • DUUX 5; passive ranging and intercept; low frequency.
  • DSUV 61B; towed array.


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