First French Barracuda SSN commences sea trials


Date:2020-05-01 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

Emmanuel Huberdeau, London - Jane's Navy International
30 April 2020

Suffren, the first of six Barracuda SSNs for the French Navy, marked the beginning of sea trials with its first dive at sea. Source: French MoD
萨弗伦号(Suffren)是法国海军的六艘“梭鱼”级SSN中的第一艘,标志着开始海试和第一次海上潜水。 资料来源:法国国防部
The French Navy's first Suffren-class (Barracuda) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), Suffren , has performed its first static dive test, marking the beginning of the boat's at-sea trials, Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly announced on 28 April.
武装部长佛罗伦萨·帕里(Florence Parly)4月28日宣布,法国海军第一艘萨弗伦级(梭鱼)核动力攻击潜艇“萨弗伦”号(Suffren)进行了首次静态潜水测试,标志着该艇的海试开始。

The first dive took place off the coast of Cherbourg, in northwestern France, and follows the successful completion of harbour trials. Designed and built by the Naval Group under the Barracuda programme, Suffren was officially launched on 12 July 2019 and its nuclear reactor was ignited for the first time in December 2019.

At-sea trials will be conducted by the Direction générale de l'armement (DGA), France's defence procurement agency. Initial sea trials will take place in the English Channel before moving to the Atlantic and finally the Mediterranean. Under current scheduling, Suffren will be delivered to the French Navy by the end of this year.

Suffren is the first of six new-generation SSNs being built by the Naval Group for the French Navy under the Barracuda programme. According to the 2019-25 military programming law, the first four Barracudas will be commissioned by 2025 and the final two by 2030.

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