Japan wants to build submarines in Australia
Offer to train engineers to maintain vessels.
Japan seeking to build submarines in Australian shipyards
By Ryan Maass
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) — Japan’s Ministry of Defense will submit a proposal to the Australian government to construct submarines and train engineers at local shipyards.
The proposal outlines a plan supporting Australia’s construction of Japan’s Soryu-class submarine, a leading bid for the Royal Australian Navy’s requirement for Future submarines. The Soryu class is Japan’s first air-independent propulsion submarine, which allows the vessel to stay submerged for longer periods of time.
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