France in response to the actions of Russia increased the level of readiness of nuclear forces

On March 23, the French authorities raised the level of combat readiness of the nuclear deterrence forces to an unprecedented level. In response to Moscow's announcement of the high alert regime of the Deterrence Forces, Paris immediately launched three of its four SSBNs equipped with SLBMs into the sea (probably talking about nuclear submarines of the Triumfan type), reports the French edition of France Inter.

The media notes that no one will officially confirm or deny this deployment. The French navy and armed forces never, under any circumstances, comment in any way on the movement of the strategic forces on which the French deterrence rests.

The enemy must be sure that at any moment France has the means to respond to an attack with a counterattack, nuclear and destructive, coming from anywhere, and SSBNs are capable of being under water for months

- says the publication.

The publication specifies that each French SSBN is armed with 16 ballistic missiles with a range of 8-10 thousand km. At the same time, all SLBMs are equipped with six nuclear warheads, each with a capacity of 100 kilotons. Usually, out of four French SSBNs, only one is at sea. Sometimes their number increases to two, and here three were immediately sent to the sea on patrol.

You must understand that a submarine in a dock or hangar may well be hit by a missile attack.

explained defense expert journalist Jean-Marc Tanguy.

The expert noted that this had never happened. But France is insuring itself, and the decision made is absolutely reasonable.

The total theoretical firepower of these three SSBNs is almost 2000 times greater than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima

- summed up the media.
  • Photos used: French Navy
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  2. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 24 March 2022 13: 19
    Show-offs of Paris.
    In the event of a thermonuclear war, France and the small island of Britain will be among the first to disappear from the face of the earth. Especially when you consider that 80% of the energy in France is generated by nuclear power plants, which will also fly into the air. Washington keeps NATO afloat for this, so that Europe becomes an umbrella for the United States during a thermonuclear apocalypse.
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 24 March 2022 15: 03
    all countries that are not located inland (USA, British, France ..), which are washed by the oceans, are easy targets for Russian multi-purpose nuclear submarines equipped with Onyx Calibers with apple, Macron may simply not wake up in the morning if there is an attack by Russian Ash
  4. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 24 March 2022 16: 03
    Interesting ... "Poseidon" in the English Channel, will solve the problem of zeroing Makritsa and Barboska, with one blow?
    1. vitalij vitalij Offline vitalij vitalij
      vitalij vitalij (vitalij vitalij) 24 March 2022 19: 11
      Others are also interested, I hope it will wash Belgium.
  5. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 25 March 2022 19: 35
    We remember the game of "independent initiatives" of France and Germany before "they took off their masks." Everything turned out to be a spectacle staged by Washington, aimed at misleading Russia. The plan to deceive Russia failed.
    Now everything is serious: "independent actions" and "independent decisions" of any NATO country, and even more so, nuclear powers in the military field can also be part of a single plan, now - the deployment of nuclear weapons, for its use or the use of its threat to conduct a strategic conventional operations.
    We need to be extremely careful and consider all options. War has been declared on us. Lavrov has already said this, calling it hybrid and total
  6. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 26 March 2022 07: 41
    As he said, not so long ago, in the 2000s, a high-ranking Russian diplomat, answering the French to a rather swaggering tone of the question: "You wouldn't dare to fight nuclear France?"...
    "Why should we fight with you ...? Let's blow up a couple of bombs in the English Channel, and ... half of France, along with its submarines, will simply be washed away ..."
    Do you know what the French were able to squeeze out of themselves after the stupor? Just one word:
    - "... barbarians!"
    From myself I just want to add: "With you, cannibals, it's impossible otherwise"