In France built nuclear submarine of the new generation

In France built nuclear submarine of the new generation

The first of the six boats of the Barracuda type was named Suffren – in honor of the legendary French Admiral.
The first of six French nuclear submarines of the new generation Barracuda left the building hall in Cherbourg, where it was collected for more than ten years. About it the day before reported RFI.

The ceremony was attended by the President of France Emmanuel Macron and Minister of defense of Florence Parlee.

The first of the six Barracuda boats was named Suffren – in honor of the legendary French Admiral Suffren. It will be launched at the end of July, and the fleet should be introduced in the summer of 2020.

«Ten years of research and development, 12 years of construction, eight million hours of work, ten thousand people involved, 400 different professions, 750 thousand parts, 160 kilometers of wires. All this is Suffren,» President Macron said at the ceremony.

Barracudas are multi-purpose nuclear submarines. They do not have nuclear missiles, but move into the sea thanks to a nuclear power plant. The cost of the program exceeds 9 billion euros.

The ceremony was attended by the President of France Emmanuel Macron and Minister of defense of Florence Parlee.

The first of the six Barracuda boats was named Suffren – in honor of the legendary French Admiral Suffren. It will be launched at the end of July, and the fleet should be introduced in the summer of 2020.

«Ten years of research and development, 12 years of construction, eight million hours of work, ten thousand people involved, 400 different professions, 750 thousand parts, 160 kilometers of wires. All this is Suffren,» President Macron said at the ceremony.

Barracudas are multi-purpose nuclear submarines. They do not have nuclear missiles but move into the sea thanks to a nuclear power plant. The cost of the program exceeds 9 billion euros.

Suffren will ensure the safety of his «older brothers» – nuclear missile carriers such as Triumphant, and will accompany the flagship of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. It will also track enemy submarines and gather intelligence.

Recall that in May this year in the United States began construction of the first strategic nuclear submarine class Columbia.

And in April in Russia, the nuclear submarine of a special purpose of the project 09852 Belgorod was launched. It is the first carrier of Poseidon devices.

Dana Tessen

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