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Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:




Paris, November 5, 2020


Visit of Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, to Toulon for the reception ceremony of the nuclear attack submarine Suffren

Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, will preside over the reception ceremony for the Nuclear Attack Submarine (SNA) Suffren on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Toulon naval base. The SNA Suffren will be taken over by the French Navy after its receipt by the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA).

Le Suffren, first in the series of six SNAs in the BARRACUDA program, has just completed the qualification of its combat system and all of its tests conducted by the DGA since last April as part of its global qualification.

The delivery of the Suffren to the French Navy will allow the start of the verification of the military characteristics of the submarine, a preliminary step to its admission to active service in 2021.

Press arrangements:

To comply with the health measures in force, the trip will be pooled. Wearing a mask will be compulsory during the sequence.


Video – France 3 Méditerranée and AFPTV

Radio – France Bleu Var

Text – AFP and Var Matin

Photo – AFP Photo

Provision of images:

Images of the SNA Suffren are already available on the French Navy media library ( Images of the reception ceremony will be made available there afterwards.

Media contact:



Media section  

09 88 68 46 67


Media center of the Ministry of the Armed Forces

09 88 67 33 33

Delegation for information and

to defense communication


Media center of the Ministry of the Armed Forces 60 boulevard du Général Martial Valin

CS 21623 – 75009 Paris Cedex 15

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