France has fired up its new Barracuda-class nuclear submarine’s reactor.
France began developing the Barracuda submarine in June 2009, launching it in the water for the first time in 2021, and it was scheduled for delivery to the French military by the end of 2022 before it was postponed for additional testing.
Each Barracuda class submarine is 99 m long, 8.8 m in diameter, with a water displacement rate of 5300 tons.
The Submarine has a main crew of 65 and can transport 15 additional personnel.
The Submarine has a speed of 25 knots, can reach a depth of 350 m, and is armed with 533 mm F21 torpedoes, SM-39 Exocet anti-ship missiles, and Scalp Naval cruise missiles designed to deal with land targets.