Managed by the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) and conducted by the French Navy, sea trials make it possible to verify the correct functioning of the various systems and equipment of the submarine, before its qualification and then its delivery to the French Navy, scheduled for 2020.
Le Suffren, 1er #SNA du programme Barracuda, est arrivé à #Toulon son port d’attache, à partir duquel il va poursuivre ses essais en mer, sous le pilotage de la DGA et la conduite du navire par la @MarineNationale, qui concerneront principalement le système de combat. pic.twitter.com/95DVxPwlJU— Direction générale de l'armement (@DGA) July 28, 2020
The arrival of Suffren in Toulon marks an important stage in their testing program. On this occasion, the DGA and the French Navy are organizing on July 29 at 2:30 p.m. a press event with the chief weapons engineer Julie, director of the Barracuda program, the Capt. Axel Roche, commander of the Suffren, and the director of the Barracuda program of Naval Group Hervé Glandais.
At the end of this, the director of the DGA Naval Techniques test and expertise center and an engineer participating in the tests aboard the Suffren will also be present to answer questions.
-- July 28 @ 19:15 CET: added DGA tweet with photograph of Suffren's arrival in Toulon.