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France tests a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May23,2024

France tested a missile capable of carrying a nuclear charge

Photo: ASMPA-R missile was launched without a warhead from a Rafale fighter

France carried out the first test launch of a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu told Platform X, reports BBC.

< em>"The ASMPA-R missile was launched without a warhead from a Rafale fighter during a training exercise over national territory, simulating a nuclear airstrike", – wrote the minister.

According to the minister, the exercise, which had long been planned, took place the day after Russia announced the start of exercises with tactical nuclear weapons in the Southern Military District.

The exercise was intended to demonstrate capabilities of the aviation component of the nuclear deterrent forces, the minister explained. France plans to spend 13% of its military budget on developing nuclear forces in the near future.

BAGNET recalls that since the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has repeatedly made threats against the West use of nuclear weapons.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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