French Navy’s 1st Suffren-Class Nuclear Powered Submarine Enters Service

The French Navy’s (Marine Nationale) brand-new nuclear-powered attack submarine “Suffren” entered “active duty” (admission au service actif in French) on 03 June 2022.

The new Minister of Defence, Sébastien Lecornu, came to Brest and visited Suffren on the occasion of commissioning, and announced on his Twitter that the nuclear attack submarine is now in active service, which means that Suffren is able to conduct operational missions. Admiral Pierre Vender, Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, also celebrated Suffren’s commissioning on his official Twitter account, mentioning that Suffren is the French Navy’s first Barracuda submarine.

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