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Naval Group launches the Suffren, the latest generation of nuclear submarines

In the presence of the President of the French Republic, Naval Group launched the Suffren, the latest generation of nuclear submarines (SSN).

On July 12 2019, during a ceremony presided over by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, Naval Group launched the Suffren, the first of six nuclear submarines of the latest generation in Cherbourg. This event is a key step for the Barracuda program for the benefit of the French Navy.

The Suffren is the first of the Barracuda-class series, designed to replace the Rubis-class generation. Naval Group, prime contractor of the  ship’s architecture, is in charge of the construction of this submarines series, including the design and construction of the ship and information systems as well as the manufacturing of the main components of nuclear boiler rooms. With this program, Naval Group irrigates the French industry with more than 10,000 people and 800 companies involved.

The Suffren is one of the stealthiest submarines over the world. More discreet, manoeuvrable and mobile, the Suffren has the latest generation of systems, including a centralised and more automated driving.


Source : https://www.naval-group.com/en/news/in-the-presence-of-the-president-of-the-french-republic-naval-group-launches-the-suffren-the-latest-generation-of-nuclear-submarines-ssn/

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