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The 6th Soryu-class SSK, SS-506 Kokuryu, (meaning Black Dragon) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

The 6th Soryu-class SSK, SS-506 Kokuryu, (meaning Black Dragon) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.


March 13, 2015 aseanmildef.com


TOKYO, -- The 6th Soryu-class SSK, SS-506 Kokuryu, (meaning Black Dragon) was commissioned into service with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard in Kobe on March 9th.

The Soryu Class diesel-electric submarines are being built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Ten Soryu Class submarines are planned for the JMSDF. The class is an improved version of the Oyashio Class submarine.
According to Forecast International, the U.S. Navy Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) program is developing and fielding six prototype Torpedo Warning System/Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (TWS/CAT) Engineering Design Model (EDM) systems on CVN ships.
The keel for the first submarine in the class, Soryu (SS-501), was laid down in March 2005. It was launched in December 2007 and commissioned in March 2009. Unryu (SS-502) was laid down in March 2006, launched in October 2008 and commissioned in March 2010. Hakuryu (SS-503) was laid down in February 2007 and launched in October 2009 for commissioning in March 2011. The fourth and fifth submarines under construction are scheduled to be commissioned in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

SS-506 Kokuryu was laid down 21 January 201, launched 31 October 2013 and commissioned 9 March 2015.

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Soryu class submarine (photo kure-news)

Soryu class submarine (photo kure-news)


3 February 2015 naval-technology.com/


India is reportedly considering a project to incorporate six Japanese Soryu-class diesel-electric submarines into its fleet, as part of Project 75I.


The Times of India reported that the proposal was sent asking the Japanese Government to 'consider the possibility' of building the six stealth submarines in India.


In compliance with the government's 'Make in India' initiative, the latest proposal includes the option for Japan to form a joint venture with an Indian shipyard.


If accepted, Japan would join other bidders, including France's DCNS, Germany's HDW, Spain's Navantia and Russia's Rosonboronexport.


India launched Project 75I in 2007 to replace its ageing fleet with next-generation diesel submarines.


With a submerged weight of 4,200t, Soryu submarines are claimed to be larger than German Type 214, French Scorpene or Russian Kilo vessels, and can carry a heavier weapons load.


The Indian Government is also considering procuring Japanese US-2i ShinMayva amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy, which comes after Japan ended its self-imposed export ban.


Australia is assessing an option to replace its Collins-class vessels with Soryu submarines.

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