Marine Nationale's Le Redoutable(S611), the 1st SSBN of Le Redoutable class,
was built as the 1st generation of French SSBN(Ballistic Missile Submarine Nuclear).
The strategic armament includes 16 M4 ballistic missiles comparable to the U.S. Polaris.
The tactical weapons includes 4 533mm torpedo launching tubes.
Le Redoutable(S611) retired in 1991.
From 1996, Marine Nationale began to deploy Le Triomphant class Submarine
which are the 2nd generaion of French SSBN.