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Test firing of M51 missile fails

21st May 2013 - 13:41 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in London

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A test firing of an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile failed when the missile self-destructed within seconds after its launch from the Vigilante submarine on 5 May.

The test was carried out by France’s Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and the French Navy in the Bay of Audierne.

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