Japan receives new submarine

A new Soryu-class submarine has been delivered to the Japanese military by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
By Richard Tomkins   |   March 7, 2016 at 3:19 PM

KOBE, Japan, March 7 (UPI) -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reports its delivery on Monday of its fourth Soryu-class submarine to Japan's Ministry of Defense.

Japan currently has seven of the submarines.

Soryu-class submarines are the world's largest conventionally powered submarines, equipped with state-of-the art technologies, including air-independent propulsion systems.

The submarines are 274.5 feet long, about 29.8 feet wide, and have a maximum speed of 20 knots.

The submarine delivered on Monday -- the Jinryu -- was the fourth Soryu-class vessel by MHI, which has manufactured a total of 26 submarines at its Kobe facility over the past 70 years.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from UPI.com
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories