On July 3, 2019, the French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) 'Saphir' reached the port of Cherbourg in Normandie for decommissioning. After 35 years of service, 'Saphir' will be the first of six Rubis-class SSNs to be retired from active duty at the end of July 2019. The Rubis-class will be replaced by the new Suffren-class / Barracuda type SSN with the first submarine set for launch on July 12th at Naval Group' shipyard in Cherbourg.
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19 Mar 2019
General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) secured a $2,04 bn US Navy order for the advance purchase of materials for the Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarines, the US Department of Defense announced yesterday.