Tag: Barracuda Class

France Launches The First Of Its New Class Of Super Quiet “Barracuda” Attack Submarines

French shipbuilder Naval Group launched the future first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine Suffren earlier today, the first of six submarines the French Navy will eventually receive to replace the existing Rubis class. These new boats, which will be able to fire SCALP land-attack cruise missiles and carry small teams of special operations forces, will be significantly more capable their predecessors and be able to take on a varied array of missions.