When the Marine Nationale's latest submarine, Suffren (Q284) conducted its first test dives it grabbed headlines. What went largely unnoticed by the world was that a Russian ship had been loitering in the area.
Tag Archives : Suffren-class
03 May 2020
The French Navy's first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) "Suffren" successfully completed its static dive test on April 28. The important milestone marked the start of sea trials for the Barracuda program.
29 Apr 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale)'s first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) "Suffren" successfully completed its static dive test on April 28. The important procedure marks the start of sea trials for the Barracuda program.
06 Mar 2020
Late 2019, ECA GROUP carried out the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of the 4th Ship set of the Electric Propulsion Motor (MEP) for the 4th Barracuda Submarine, alongside Naval Group and the French General Direction of Armement (DGA).
11 Feb 2020
The French Navy (Marine Nationale) new generation nuclear-powered attack submarine 'Suffren' was floated for the first time on February 4, 2020, at the Naval Group shipyard in Cherbourg, Normandie.
19 Dec 2019
TechnicAtome and Naval Group teams fired up the nuclear boiler of the first-of-class nuclear powered attack submarine (SSN) "Suffren" for the first time, an event known as "divergence". With this new milestone completed, the submarine is on track to start initial sea trials.
11 Dec 2019
The first crew of the Suffren, the French Navy (Marine Nationale) new generation nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), achieved its training at the nuclear submarine school in Toulon.
22 Jul 2019
Exclusive interview with Stephan Meunier, Naval Group's Operational Marketing Director and former Rubis-class SSN commander in the French Navy, on the Barracuda type SSN's capability to deploy and support naval special forces.
13 Jul 2019
Today in Cherbourg, Naval Group launched the Suffren, during a ceremony attended by French President Emmanuel Macron. Suffren is the first of six new generation, Barracuda-type, nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN) for the French Navy.