Japan Commissions Its First Lithium-Ion Submarine

Soryu-class submarine JS Hakuryu
Credit: U.S. Navy
Japan has commissioned its first submarine with lithium-ion batteries, the second to last boat of the Soryu class. The submarine, Oryu, was ordered in the fiscal year beginning April 2015, launched in fiscal 2018 and commissioned on March 5, 2020. The next Japanese submarine, Toryu, should be...

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