Poster submarine Attack Class
A poster of the the Royal Australian Navy 's submarine Attack Class
The Attack class is the future submarine class of the Royal Australian Navy.
The SMX-Ocean submarine project by DCNS was revealed at the Euronaval show in October 2014. It comes from the Barracuda program which gave the "Suffren" class.
On February 11, 2019, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, officially announces the signing of a contract of 50 billion dollars for the construction of twelve "Shortfin Barracuda" to be manufactured in Australia.
The Australian Barracuda will be 97 meters long and will have a displacement of 4,500 tonnes on the surface.
She should be able to stay at sea for three months or even sail 18,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, her transit speed being 14 knots.
It could dive to a depth of 300 m and will carry 34 weapons, including six cruise missiles launched vertically from two barrels, as well as underwater and aerial drones. The Attack class will also be able to carry anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles, as well as mines and torpedoes.
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