Naval Warfare

Japan launches second Li-ion-equipped submarine

7th November 2019 - 09:02 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) launched a second diesel-electric Soryu-class submarine powered by lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries at its Kobe shipyard on 6 November.

To be christened JS Toryu (SS 512), it will be delivered to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) in March 2021. The submarine was laid down in ...

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