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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 8:56 p.m. PST

…equipped with lithium-ion batteries

"Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) equipped with lithium-ion batteries.

The 84 m-long boat, which has been named Toryu (with pennant number SS 512), entered the water on 6 November in a ceremony held at KHI's facilities in Kobe…"


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Lion in the Stars09 Nov 2019 1:18 p.m. PST

I dunno, lithium-ion batteries on a sub scare me.

Unless you keep incredibly tight control over the chemistry when making them, they get really hot really easily.

And submarines do NOT need additional ways of catching on fire!!!

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