New Taigei Submarine Being Launched by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries held a launching ceremony recently for a 3,000-ton class submarine for the Ministry of Defense at MHI’s Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works. Also followed by the launching and naming ceremony of the first ship of the same type, “Taigei”.

The submarine is the third of the Taiegei class, which itself is the successor of the current Soryu class submarine of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and was named “Jingei”. In the upcoming future, the submarine will be handed to the Ministry of Defense after completing the outfitting work like electricity, hull, weapons, and engine.

MHI will be developing, designing, and building naval vessels with utmost performance, functionality, and cost performance while operating defense equipment businesses covering land, air, and sea, and showing technological synergies.

The latest submarine is expected to be in the service line in March 2024. It can cost about $480 million (70 billion yen) for the construction, its maximum speed underwater is 20 knots, and is powered by a diesel-electric engine that generates 6,000 hp.

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