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News | Defence ＆ security | Nuclear reactors
On 10 October 2018, the test reactor for nuclear propulsion studies diverged at 11:52 am. The divergence marks the operational startup of the test reactor by the CEA's Directorate of Military Applications at the Cadarache research center.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.