Suffren Barracuda  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 6
Development Cost: EUR€2.0 billion   (USD$2.1 billion)
Unitary Cost: EUR€1.0 billion   (USD$1.1 billion)
Total Cost: EUR€7.8 billion   (USD$8.2 billion)
Also Known As: Barracuda
Origin: France
Corporations: Areva and Naval Group*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Barracuda
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: 18
Total Cost: EUR€42 billion   (USD$44 billion)
Family Members: Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A
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Description: The Suffren Barracuda-class submarines are being designed by DCN to meet the French Navy requirements for a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarines. These vessels will replace current Amethyste/Rubis-class submarines in the next decade. Blue sea and littoral dominance will be their primary role with an important land attack capability employing the Scalp-naval cruise missile.

The French Navy plans call for the procurement of 6 Suffren/Barracuda-class submarines scheduled for delivery from 2017 through 2027. The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) signed the launch contract worth 7.8 billion Euro with DCN and Areva-TA on December 22, 2006.

Suffren Barracuda Specifications

Length: 100 meter (326 foot)
Max Operating Depth: 350 meter
Top Speed Submerged: 25 knot (12.9 mps)
Displacement Submerged: 4,765 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 2,500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Suffren Barracuda News

There are 10 news between
22 Dec 2006 and 24 Oct 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018French Navy Deploys RIFAN 2 Secure Intranet System
Monday, October 12, 2015Sagem to Supply Type A26 Submarines with Optronic Mast
Thursday, April 10, 2014French Navy MdCN Cruise Missile Completes Second Qualification Firing
Friday, July 5, 2013French Navy Naval Cruise Missile Enters Qualification Test Firings Phase
Thursday, July 12, 2012French DGA Performs Successfully First Full Test Firing of MdCN Naval Cruise Missile
Monday, June 20, 2011Scalp Naval Performs First Underwater Launch Successfully
Tuesday, October 26, 2010Sagem to Supply Sigma 40XP Navigation Systems for Suffren Nuclear Attack Submarines
Wednesday, October 29, 2008Scalp Naval Completes Wind Tunnel Tests
Monday, February 26, 2007DGA Awards MBDA Scalp Naval Development and Production Contract
Friday, December 22, 2006DGA Awards Barracuda Nuclear Submarine Launch Contract

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 61
Defensive Weapons
Offensive Weapons
SM39 Exocet

Suffren Barracuda Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
SSN2 Duguay-Trouin-2022-
SSN3 -2023-
SSN4 -2025-
SSN5 -2026-
SSN6 -2027-

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