France announces successful test launch of strategic ballistic missile
France has conducted a successful test-launch of a strategic ballistic missile without nuclear warhead, the French Defense Ministry has announced.
"Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu has expressed his satisfaction with the successful … test launch of strategic ballistic missile M51.3 without a nuclear warhead," the defense ministry said in a statement late on Saturday.
The missile landed in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean a few hundred kilometers off the coast, the statement read.
The statement added that the test-launch had been carried out with strict observance of France's international obligations.