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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Australia Asks Japan To Join Submarine Tender

Soryu class SSKAustralian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews on Wednesday asked Japan to participate in procedures to become Australia's partner in a project to jointly develop next-generation submarines.

Andrews made the request in a telephone conversation with Japanese Defence Minister Gen Nakatani who responded positively, Japan's Jiji Press news agency reported.

In February, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country will team up with either Japan, France or Germany to develop next-generation submarines for Australia.

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