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Le Triomphant SNLE


Specifications
Displacement, tons
  • 12640 surfaced;
  • 14335 dived
  • LENGTH 453 feet (138 meters)
    BEAM 41 feet (12.5 meters)
    55.8 feet (17 meters) aft planes
    DRAFT 41 feet (12.5 meters)
    Main machinery
  • Nuclear; turbo-electric; 1 PWR Type K15 (enlarged CAS 48); 150 MW;
  • 2 turbo-alternators; 1 motor; 41500 hp(m) (30.5 MW);
  • diesel-electric auxiliary propulsion;
  • 2 SEMT-Pielstick 8 PA4 V 200 SM diesels; 900 kW;
  • 1 emergency motor;
  • 1 shaft; pump jet propulsor
  • Speed, knots 25 dived
    Complement 111 (15 officers) (2 crews)
    Missiles

    SLBM: 16 M51 (Le Terrible (S-619) with all Le Triomphant-class SNLE to eventually be retrofitted)

    SLBM: 16 Aerospatiale M45/TN 71; three stage solid fuel rockets; inertial guidance to 5300 km (2860 nm); thermonuclear warhead with 6 MRV each of 150 kT. (To be replaced by M5/TN 75 which has a planned range of 11000 km (6000 nm) and 10-12 MRVs).

    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.
    Torpedoes 4 - 21 in (533 mm) tubes.
  • 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);
  • total of 18 torpedoes and SSM carried in a mixed load.
  • Countermeasures ESM: Thomson-CSF ARUR 13/DR 3000U; intercept.
    Weapons control
  • SAD (Systeme d'Armes de Dissuasion) data system (for SLBMs);
  • SAT (Systeme d'Armes Tactique) and
  • DLA 4A weapon control system (for SSM and torpedoes).
  • Radars Furuno (S-618, S-619)
    Racal-Decca (S-616, S-617)
    Sonars
  • Thomson Sintra DMUX 80 `multi-function' passive bow and flank arrays.
  • DUUG-7(VELOX-M7)
  • DSUV DSUV-61 B; towed array.



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