France's Nuclear Facilities

Ile Longue

Submarines at this site are armed with TN70/71/M4A/B and TN75/M45 submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

48.279966°N, 4.418478°W

Luxeuil-les-Bains

The Mirage 2000 N fighter-bombers at this site are armed with Air-Sol-Moyenne-Portee, supersonic air-to-surface missiles.

47.787556°N, 6.354818°E

Istres

The Mirage 2000 N fighter-bombers at this site are armed with Air-Sol-Moyenne-Portee, supersonic air-to-surface missiles.

43.52005°N, 4.938354°E

Landivisiau

The Super-Etendard fighter-bombers at this site are armed with Air-Sol-Moyenne-Portee, supersonic air-to-surface missiles.

48.528798°N, 4.152532°W

Centre d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton

Limeil-Valenton is known as the Los Alamos laboratory of France.

48.730974°N, 2.447698°E

Centre d'Etudes de Valduc

Valduc conducts research, fabricate weapons, and treat radioactive materials

47.5778°N, 4.867887°E

Centre d'Etudes de Ripault

Ripault is responsible for pyrotechnical part, the conventional explosive components for causing the nuclear explosion. It had also a program for dismantling weapons, but this ended in 1991.

47.289768°N, 0.660982°E

Centre d'Etudes de Cesta

The industrial architect of nuclear warheads, Cesta was created chiefly to militarize warheads for the strategic missiles.

44.649849°N, 0.798998°W

Centre d'Etudes de DAM Ile de France

This facility conducts the nuclear test simulation program. In addition, they also support the technical activities in the framework of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

48.594691°N, 2.202587°E

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique

The Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique or CEA, is a French agency whose mission is to develop all applications of atomic energy, both civilian and military.

48.722906°N, 2.146797°E

La Hague

La Hague, near Cherbourg, is the world's largest nuclear reprocessing plant. It takes uranium and plutonium from nuclear power plants, and produces enriched uranium, MOX and up to 16 tonnes of Plutonium per year.

49.678126°N, 1.880143°W

Mururoa / Fangataufa

Mururoa, and its sister atoll Fangataufa, were the site of extensive nuclear testing by France between 1966 and 1996.

-21.842061°S, -138.912849°W

Sources: Federation of American Scientists, Center for Non-Proliferation Studies, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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