Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
The Soryu-class submarine is a class of diesel-electric submarine jointly developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation for the need of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Ten Soryu Class submarines are planned for the JMSDF. The class is an improved version of the Oyashio Class submarine. The class is also referred to as the SS 2,900t and the 16SS project.