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.
Tag Archives : Suffren-class
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.
06 Jul 2019
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.