French submarine Vigilant (S618)

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Le Vigilant
Career (France)
Namesake: "Vigilant"
Cost: 4.282 millions (2010)[1]
Laid down: 1997
Launched: 19 September 2003
Commissioned: 26 November 2004.
Homeport: Île Longue
General characteristics
Class & type: SNLE-NG
Displacement:

12 640 tonnes (surfaced)

14 335 t (submerged)
Length: 138 m (453 ft)
Beam: 12.50 m (41.0 ft)
Draught: 10.60 m (34.8 ft)
Propulsion:

Pressurised water K15 nuclear reactor (150 MW), turboreductor system, Pump-jet
2 SEMT Pielstick diesels-alternators 8PA4V200 SM (700 kW) auxiliaries.

30 500 kW
Speed: over 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: Unlimited distance; 20-25 years
Test depth: Over 400 metres
Complement: 15 officers
96 men
Sensors and
processing systems:

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
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
ARUR 13
Armament:

Nuclear : 16 M45 SLBM missiles with TN 75 warheads
Anti-submarine : 4 × 533 mm tubes for F17 torpedoes

Anti-surface : Exocet SM39

The Vigilant is a strategic nuclear submarine of the French Navy.

The Royal Navy also have a SSBN in service called Vigilant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/feature/112431/french-auditor-reveals-weapon-prices%2C-a400m-details.html