Macron launches new French nuclear-powered stealth submarine

French President Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony in Cherbourg on Friday for the unveiling of a new 9 billion-euro, 5,000-tonne 'Barracuda' class submarine, the Suffren, made by the country's Naval Group in the north-west port and one of six on order for the French navy.

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French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled France's latest nuclear-powered 'Barracuda' class submarine on Friday, a 9 billion-euro stealth vessel programme Paris says is key to maintaining its naval presence for decades to come, reports Euronews.