DGA Orders 3rd Barracuda for the French Navy

06.07.2011 Europe
DGA Orders 3rd Barracuda for the French Navy

DGA Orders 3rd Barracuda for the French Navy

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France’s Defense Procurement Agency DGA placed an order with DCNS for the 3rd Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine for the French Navy.

This order comes under the framework program contract awarded to DCNS in December 2006 calling for the delivery of 6 next-generation SSNs between 2017 and 2028.

Barracuda-type SSNs will replace the 6 Rubis-class boats currently in service.

The Barracuda weapons payload will include next-generation type F21 heavyweight torpedoes, SM39 anti-ship missiles and MdCN-type naval cruise missiles. The boats will also be fully equipped for missions with NATO Naval Forces and special operations.

DCNS is the program’s prime contractor. The first-of-class Suffren and second-of-class Duguay-Trouin are under construction at the Group's Cherbourg shipyard supported by DCNS centers around the country.


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