18 noiembrie 2019

DSEI Japan 2019: KHI building second 3,000-tonne submarine for JMSDF


Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has begun construction of the second of at least seven planned 3,000-tonne diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) to supplement the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF's) fleet of Soryu-class SSKs, a company spokesperson toldJane'sat the 18-20 November DESI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba.Construction of the boat, which is currently being referred to as '30SS' and is expected to enter service in March 2023, began in the middle of fiscal [...]