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Soryu-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (Infographics)

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Soryu-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (Infographics)

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On March 5, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force commissioned its first Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) equipped with lithium-ion batteries. According to an official release the SSK JS Oryu (pennant number – SS 511) joined the Submarine Flotilla 1, based in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture. The submarine is the 11th SSK of the class to deploy with the Japanese navy and the sixth to be built by MHI.

The SSK JS Oryu is equipped with lithium-ion batteries, which would reportedly enable the submarine to shut off their diesel-electric propulsion and operate on battery power alone for notable periods under water. These batteries are less noisy than diesel-electric engines. So, they should allow to reduce the submarine’s acoustic signature making detection harder.

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AM Hants

Competing with Russia, for the quietest submarines. You can easily figure where one of those subs will be patrolling?

Vitex

Do the Japs usually carry out the orders of the ZOG?

AM Hants

Believe so.

Vitex

I suppose when you’ve been nuked and had your nuclear reactors blown up then you tend to be more docile

AM Hants

Good point. Never understood why the US used atomic bombs on innocent civilians, when the war ended and Japan were surrendering?

Vitex

Hmmm…. who’s fond of genocide I wonder

AM Hants

Madelaine Albright, so long as the focus is on babies and children, so comes to mind.

Vitex

Probably a closet Frankist

AM Hants

Nothing in the closet about her.

Lone Ranger

Not quite enough….
Russian black hole subs are currently the best.

Boycott-Saudi!!!

Japs better build Evangelions, much better in combat than the sub.

Vitex

Not sure if I’d like to be underwater in a tube full of Lithium batteries.

wwinsti

Hehehe.

wwinsti

Russia and China should be building subs a break-neck speed. The US is threatening to fill leo with thousands of satillites.

Lone Ranger

They already do.
Aside from that Russia and China already have an orbital defense network.

Lone Ranger

Not impressed.

goingbrokes

Lol! Why not? I’m always impressed when someone can produce a working submarine!!!

Lone Ranger

Slow, no supersonic weapons or supercavitating torpedos.

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