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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2020 4:07 p.m. PST


"KOBE Japan's newest submarine was unveiled Wednesday at a shipyard in Kobe as part of efforts to boost the country's maritime security amid China's growing assertiveness in the region.

The 3,000-ton warship, named the Taigei, was built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and is scheduled to go into service in March 2022, becoming the 22nd vessel in the Maritime Self-Defense Force's submarine fleet.

Under its 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo set a goal of increasing the number of its submarines from 16 to 22 in light of increasing activities by Beijing in waters near Japan, especially around a group of Japan-administered islands claimed by China in the East China Sea…"

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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 10:22 p.m. PST

Those subtitles were a total waste of effort on me.

The main article was much better.

This little tidbit was interesing:


as is this:


I was unaware Japan had launched, or was planning to launch a new class of sub, though I know they always seem to be in development. Good to see it is even better than the very capable forerunners.

It is really entertaining to see how they chastise us and others for being in "their waters", which has no basis in claim, and yet they do just the opposite in Japanese waters around the Senkakus.

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