The French Armament Directorate (DGA) announced today that the Navy’s FREMM Frigate Bretagne fired MdCN (Missile De Croisière Naval) naval cruise missile.
The test was conducted at DGA Missile tests center in Biscarrosse on November 10. Last month, the Navy’s first nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) Suffren test-fired the MdCN.
The MdCN missiles are a naval variant of air-launched Storm Shadow/ SCALP cruise missile developed by MBDA. The missile is primarily meant for French Navy. The MdCN is of two specifications: vertically-launched variant and underwater-launched variant for the Barracuda nuclear-powered attack submarines.