Mitsubishi Heavy willing to build submarines for AustraliaStaff writer ▼ | February 15, 2016
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has expressed a willingness to construct Australia's next-generation submarines entirely in-country.
Defense industry Australia is to spend more than $35.6 billion on subs
Australia is expected to spend more than $35.6 billion on the project. Mitsubishi Heavy, which constructed Soryu-class submarines for Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force, has been bidding with the Japanese government.
The Japanese team's strength is "reliability and performance that have been proven with the Soryu," Miyanaga said.
I conveyed our desire and determination to take part in this important long-term project" to politicians and defense industry officials, Miyanaga said. ■