Toulon Naval Base to Conduct Overhauls of Future French Navy Barracuda SSNs

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Toulon Naval Base to Conduct Overhauls of Future French Navy Barracuda SSNs
 
French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, announced that the French Navy (Marine Nationa) naval base of Toulon (in Southern France on the Mediterranean) has been retained for the major technical overhaul and refits of the future Barracuda-class nuclear powered attack submarine (SSN). Toulon facilities are currently used for the major technical overhauls of Rubis-class SSNs of the French Navy. All Barracuda SSNs will be based in Toulon.
     
Artist impression: A Barracuda type (Suffren class) SSN sailing out for a patrol alongside an Horizon type air defense destroyer. Picture: French NavyArtist impression: A Barracuda type (Suffren class) SSN sailing out for a patrol alongside an Horizon type air defense destroyer. Picture: French Navy
     
Brest naval base (in Western France, on the Atlantic coast) will have the capacity to accomodate and perform basic and intermediate maintenance for Barracuda SSNs.

Brest is where the routine maintenance of French Navy Le Triomphant-class SSBNs is conducted, the submarines being homeported at the nearby base of l'Ile Longue.

Adapation of infrastructures and facilities to accomodate the new SSN class at both Toulon and Brest naval bases have started and will continue in the coming decade.
     
Rubis class SSN Major Overhaul DCNS ToulonMajor overhaul of Rubis-class SSN Amethyste conducted by DCNS (now Naval Group) at Toulon naval base
     
Between 2020 and 2027, 6 Barracuda-class nuclear-powered attack submarines will replace the Marine Nationale's current-generation of 6 Rubis/Améthyste-class SSNs.

To learn more: Link to Barracuda SSN technical datasheet
 

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