Friday, January 22, 2021

France inducts barracuda class first nuclear-powered submarine in the navy strength

Featured

Who is Joe Biden? – Learn more about the United States 46th President

Who is Joe Biden? The new American president was Barack Obama's deputy for eight years and a senator for...

Macron welcomes US back to the climate agreement

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on his Twitter account, directing the tweet to President Joe Biden and Vice President...

Nancy Pelosi: “We are ready to work under the slogan of a united America”

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "We are ready to work under the slogan of a united...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

French President Emmanuel Macron attended the completion ceremony of new Barracuda class first nuclear-powered submarine in the port city of Cherbourg on Friday. With the nine-billion-euro project, France intends to assert itself in the small circle of nuclear maritime powers alongside America, Russia and China. “We live in an unstable world. Deployment is essential, “said Macron. Addressing the employees of the company “Naval Group”, he added: “They not only build submarines, but also secure our independence!”

- Advertisement -

The first submarine in the series bears the name of a famous warlord of the sea, the French admiral Pierre Andre de Suffren, whom the English had christened “Admiral Satan”. After the completion of state-of-the-art  “Suffren” and until 2029 five more submarines of the Barracuda class will be completed. French president Macron revealed in his speech at Cherbourg ceremony. Previously, there had been uncertainty as to whether the French defense budget would have enough funding for the project.

For the French defense and security policy of the next decades, the 5300 ton U-boats are of great importance. Secretary of Defense Florence Parly said on Friday, the Barracudas can fire cruise missiles from high seas to targets 1000 kilometers range. For the first time also naval female soldiers are on board,  there is enough cabin space for separate sleeping units. The French navy has allowed mixed teams since 2014. The defense minister indicated that France’s new submarine capacity will help deepen its role as a military leader in European defense cooperation. The “Suffren” has a much greater range and a quieter drive than the previous models.

Read also: Australia to get submarines worth US $ 33.8 billion from France

In the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) group of companies, it is still remembered how France secured a century-long business in Australia with a variant of the Barracuda U-boats with conventional drive and outperformed the German competition. In February Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison signed the largest arms deal in the history of his country, worth around 30 billion euros. The majority owned by the French state “Naval Group” will build until the beginning of 2030 twelve attack submarines of the Barracuda class for Australia. Macron recalled this in his speech in the presence of Australian Defense Secretary Linda Reynolds in Cherbourg. The cooperation between France and Australia is not only industrial, but there is a security partnership between the two countries.

Macron inspects the submarine
Macron inspects the submarine

- Advertisement -

This is also the reason why Germany fell behind in the awarding of contracts, according to Paris. The Federal Government could not offer Australia an equal partnership. Thyssenkrupp’s reputation had also suffered due to the temporarily unusable submarine fleet of the German Navy. Macron celebrated on Friday the modernization efforts of the French armed forces, which were still initiated under its predecessors. “Modernization is not just an intention, it is now a fact,” said Macron.

Read also: Emmanuel Macron denounces Iran’s decision to enrich Uranium

- Advertisement -
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Who is Joe Biden? – Learn more about the United States 46th President

Who is Joe Biden? The new American president was Barack Obama's deputy for eight years and a senator for...

Macron welcomes US back to the climate agreement

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on his Twitter account, directing the tweet to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to welcome the...

Nancy Pelosi: “We are ready to work under the slogan of a united America”

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "We are ready to work under the slogan of a united America". US President Joe Biden has...

Trump using presidential pardon to save potential allies

The renowned newspaper, USA Today, saw that President Donald Trump is using his power to save allies from legal risks, considering that he is...

Biden’s inauguration ceremony: Security on high alert in the American capital

The American capital has been in a state of security alert and tightening precautionary measures, with the approaching hour of the officially elected president...

Related News