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On the second multi-purpose nuclear submarine Duguay-Trouin for the French Navy launched a nuclear reactor

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On the second multi-purpose nuclear submarine Duguay-Trouin for the French Navy launched a nuclear reactor

On the second multi-purpose nuclear submarine of the new generation Duguay Trouin (Duguet-Truen) of the Barracuda type, a nuclear reactor was launched. According to Naval News, the submarine is slowly being prepared for sea trials.


The Duguay Trouin submarine is the first production submarine after the lead Suffren, was laid down in June 2009, decommissioned and launched in November 2021. It was planned that the submarine will be transferred to the French Navy at the end of this year, but for some reason, sea trials will only begin at the end of the year. It was planned to introduce it into the combat structure in 2023, but apparently the dates will shift greatly to the right. The submarine was named after the Breton corsair René Duguet-Trouin of Saint-Malo, who made a brilliant privateer and naval career and eventually received the title of "lieutenant general of the naval armies of the king" (vice admiral).

The lead submarine of the Suffren series entered the French Navy on June 6 this year, although it was transferred to the military on November 9, 2020. All this time she was tested.

To date, Naval Group is completing the construction of five more Barracuda-class submarines, they should replenish the French fleet from 2022 to 2030. Submarines of this series should replace the aging Rubis-class submarines built between 1976 and 1993 in the French Navy.

The submarine's displacement is about 5300 tons, the length is 99 m, the service life of the nuclear reactor reaches 10 years. Swimming autonomy - up to 70 days. The working depth of the immersion is 350 meters. The submarines will be armed with Scalp Naval and Exocet cruise missiles, as well as Black Shark heavy torpedoes.
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  1. Vitaly161
    Vitaly161 5 October 2022 18: 58
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    wow, from 2009 to 2021 she stood on the slipway, is it there, is the hull still suitable for water procedures?
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 5 October 2022 19: 03
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      Quote: Vitaliy161
      wow, from 2009 to 2021 she stood on the slipway, is it there, is the hull still suitable for water procedures?
      But still, they nailed it...
  2. Buyan
    Buyan 5 October 2022 19: 28
    0
    As they say - the deep sea and non-surfacing toads wassat
  3. Architect
    Architect 5 October 2022 19: 31
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    Quote: Vitaliy161
    wow, from 2009 to 2021 she stood on the slipway, is it there, is the hull still suitable for water procedures?

    You might think we are building quickly.
    Especially the first in a series. Childhood diseases.
    1. Vitaly161
      Vitaly161 5 October 2022 19: 41
      -2
      this is the first serial stood for so long, the head one came out last year
  4. Emergency
    Emergency 5 October 2022 19: 54
    0
    winked Schaub's multiplication factor skyrocketed by 1.5.
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  6. Boniface
    Boniface 6 October 2022 00: 47
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    One thing I can say! Building a PLA is much more difficult than launching an orbital spacecraft!
    Not every country can afford to develop, build and operate submarines

    5 countries

    Russia, America, UK, France and China recently joined
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 6 October 2022 12: 15
      +1
      Quote: Boniface
      One thing I can say! Building a PLA is much more difficult than launching an orbital spacecraft!
      Not every country can afford to develop, build and operate submarines

      5 countries

      Russia, America, UK, France and China recently joined

      You should get materiel.
      China - recently?
      47 years ago, China built its first nuclear submarine.
      You apparently don’t know India at all, but she has a full-fledged SSBN for 6 years in the ranks.
      1. Boniface
        Boniface 6 October 2022 16: 37
        0
        Thank you! I must be getting old! You + 1
        I will get acquainted with the nuclear Chelmovoz