YEMEN Press Agency

France says successfully tests ballistic missile

WORLD, Nov. 19 (YPA) – France said it had successfully tested without a nuclear load the M51.3 strategic ballistic missile on Saturday.

“First successful test firing of the M51.3 strategic ballistic missile,” French Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu wrote on his X account.

He added, “This development perpetuates the credibility of our nuclear deterrent and demonstrates the excellence of our launcher sector.”

The missile test launch was supervised by the General Directorate of Armaments from the Land site, according to a statement by the Ministry of the Armies, which stressed that it “contributes to sustaining the credibility of our peripheral deterrence over the coming decades.”