Lekorni: The French army conducted the first test firing of the renovated version of the medium-range air-to-ground missile

The ASMPA-R missile was fired by a Rafale fighter jet of the French Air Force during an exercise over French territory, Defense Minister Sébastien Lecorny said.

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Today, the French army conducted the first test firing of a renovated version of a medium-range air-to-ground missile that should have a nuclear warhead, the French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecorny said today.

The ASMPA-R missile was fired by a Rafale fighter jet of the French Air Force during an exercise over French territory, Lecorny said.

The missile's refurbishment program, led by the Directorate General for Armaments (DGA), has made it possible to strengthen its "internal performance" and maintain the "credibility of the air nuclear component of the French deterrent", in line with the objectives of the latest military programming law.

The law, which covers the period 2024-2030, aims to "guarantee the credibility of French deterrence in the long term," according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense.

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