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Encyclopedia > Rubis class submarine
Rubis class Nuclear attack submarine

The Casabianca
Class Overview
Type: Nuclear attack submarine
Name: Rubis
Number of ships: 6
Succeeded by: Barracuda
General characteristics
Displacement: 2400 t (surfaced)
2600 t (submerged)
Length: 73.6 m
Beam: 7.6 m
Draught: 6.4 m
Propulsion: Pressurised water K48 nuclear reactor (48MW) ; 2 turbo-alternators ; 1 electric engine (7 MW); one propeller
1 diesels-alternators SEMT Pielstick 8 PA 4V 185 SM - one auxiliary engine, 5 MW.
Speed: over 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: Essentially unlimited
Complement: 10 officers

52 warrant officers
Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Casabianca (ex-Bourgogne) is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. ... The Barracuda is the next generation of nuclear attack submarine of the French Marine Nationale, designed by the DCN to replace the Rubis class submarines. ... SEMT Pielstick is a French diesel engine manufacturer based at Villepinte, France and owned by MAN B&W Diesel Group, a subsidiary of MAN AG (MTU has a minority shareholding of 33%). SEMT Pielstick was formed in 1988 when the business was acquired from GEC Alsthom by MAN and MTU...

8 petty officers
Armament: Anti-submarine : 4 x 533mm tubes for F17 mod2 torpedoes

Anti-surface : 14 Exocet SM39
In older English literature there are some uses of exocet to mean flying fish. There is also a typeface known as Exocet. ...

Mines
Sensors and processing systems: DMUX 20 multifunction

ETBF DSUV 62C tugged antena
DSUV 22 microphone system

DRUA 33 radar
Electronic warfare and decoys: ARUR 13

The Rubis type is a class of first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. They are the most compact nuclear submarines to date. The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the maritime arm of the French military and the largest Western European navy in terms of personnel. ...


Originally of the same generation as the Redoutable class, notably sharing the same distinctive vertical bow, the first units of the series have undertaken major refittings in the beginning of the 90s to upgrade them to the level of the Am├ęthyste. The Redoutable class submarine is a ballistic missile (SSBN) class, Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur dEngins (SNLE), of the Marine Nationale , the oceanic part (Force Océanique Stratégique, FOST) of the Force de frappe. ...


They have a computer central system for submarine detection, processing of informations and firing of weapons. The hull is made of 80 HLES high elasticity steel. The sonar dome and the coning tower are made of composite materials. The submarines have two crews, "Blue" and "Red", who man the ships every three months in turn.


They will be succeeded by the 2nd-generation Barracuda class. The Barracuda is the next generation of nuclear attack submarine of the French Marine Nationale, designed by the DCN to replace the Rubis class submarines. ...


Ships in the class

The Rubis is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy, named after the French submarine Rubis which distinguished herself during the Second World War. ... The Rubis is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. ... The Casacianca is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. ... The Émeraude is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. ... The Améthyste is an attack nuclear submarine of the French Navy, the fifth of the Rubis type. ... The Perle is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rubis class submarine (714 words)
The Rubis type is a class of first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy.
The Redoutable class submarine is a ballistic missile (SSBN) class, Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur dEngins (SNLE), of the Marine Nationale, the oceanic part (Force Océanique Stratégique, FOST) of the Force de frappe.
The Rubis is a first-generation nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy.
Naval Technology - SSN Rubis Amethyste Class - Attack Submarine (781 words)
The first four submarines were initially equipped for an anti-surface ship role but have been re-equipped to the same standard as the later submarines for both anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare.
Rubis Amethyste Class submarines are to be replaced by the Barracuda Class nuclear powered attack submarines, which are planned to enter service from 2012.
The Turquoise SSK submarine is a derivative of the Rubis Amethyste class.
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