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Sōryū-Class Attack Submarine

Type: Diesel-electric Attack Submarine Builders: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation Country of Origin: Japan Operator: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Built: 2005-present | In Commission: 2009-present Planned: 15 | Completed: 11 | Building: 3 Crew: 65 Displacement: 2,900 tonnes (surfaced), 4,200 tonnes (submerged) | Length: 84m | Beam: 9.1m | Draught: 8.5 m Armament: 6 x 533 mm torpedo tubes for Type 89 heavyweight torpedos and UGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles On-board Systems: ZPS-6F surface/low-level...

Japan commissions 10th Sōryū-Class Attack Submarine

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its 10th Sōryū-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) on 18 March. The submarine JS Shoryu (SS-510) was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and its shipbuilding subsidiary Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation (KSC). The boat was commissioned during a ceremony held...