Nuclear submarine Le Téméraire (S617)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Ballistic missile submarine

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: DCNS
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Measurements

Surface displacement:
12640 t
Submerge displacement:
14335 t
Length:
138 m
Beam:
12.5 m
Draft:
10.6 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • Pressurised water K15 nuclear reactor (150 MW (200,000 hp))
  • Turboreductor system
  • Pump-jet
  • 2 * SEMT Pielstick diesels-alternators 8PA4V200 SM (700 kW (940 hp)) auxiliaries
Surface speed:
25 knots
Surface range:
Unlimited distance; 20–25 years
Test depth:
400 m

Crew

Complement:
111

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Sonar DMUX 80
  • Sonar DUUX 5
  • Sonar DSUV 61B Very Low Frequency
  • Racal Decca radar (navigation)
  • SCC: SET (Système d'exploitation Tactique): tactical operational system
  • ARUR 13
Armament:
  • 16 * M45 SLBM nuclear missiles with TN 75 warheads
  • 4 * 533 mm (21 in) tubes for F17 torpedoes
  • Exocet SM39

Le Téméraire is a Triomphant-class ballistic missile submarine of the French Navy, launched in January 1998, and commissioned in December 1999, six months behind schedule. The boat had, in May 1999, successfully test launched an M45 submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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