Soryu Class submarine 16SS Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JMSDF Diesel-electric AIP SSK Unryu Hakuryu Kenryu datasheet pictures photos video specifications

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Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Soryu Diesel-electric/AIP - JMSDF
 
 
 
Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
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Description

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.

The Soryu-class submarines are fitted with air-independent propulsion based on Kockums stirling engines license-built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, allowing them to stay submerged for longer periods of time. Some recent informations suggest that the last units in the series will have their air independent propulsion systems replaced with banks of Li-Ion batteries.

Soryu-class is one of the competitors of the Royal Australian Navy's Collins-class submarine replacement project. Other competitors are, for now, the German Type-216 concept and a French diesel-electric variant of the Barracuda-class nuclear submarine under construction for the French Navy.
 
Shiplist
Name
Hull Number
Launched
Commissioned
Soryu
501
12/2007
03/2009
Unryu
502
10/2008
03/2010
Hakuryu
503
10/2009
03/2011
Kenryu
504
11/2010
03/2012
Zuiryu
505
10/2011
03/2013
Kokuryu
506
10/2013
03/2015
Jinryu
507
10/2014
(March 2016)
?
508
(2015)
(march 2017)
?
509
?
?
?
510
?
?
 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Missions
» Anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare
» Mine operations and mine reconnaissance
Design
The Soryu Class carries a hydrodynamic design based on the Oyashio class submarine. It has a larger displacement than any other submarine class in JMSDF's service.
Weapons
6x HU-606 533mm (533 mm x 7,10 meters) torpedo tubes to deploy:
» Type 89 torpedoes
» UGM-84 Harpoon SSM
Sensors, Electronics, Decoys
  • Radars and Sensors:
    1x ZPS-6F surface/low-level air search radar
  • Sonar:
    Hughes/Oki ZQQ-7 Sonar suite:
    1x bow-array
    4x LF flank arrays
    1x Towed array sonar
  • Decoys/Counter measures/Jammers:
    1x ZLR-3-6 ESM equipment
    2x 3-inch underwater countermeasure launcher tubes for launching of Acoustic Device Countermeasures (ADCs)
Engines/Propulsion/Power
Propulsion type: Diesel-electric/AIP
Diesel engines: 2× Kawasaki 12V 25/25 SB-type diesel engines;
AIP engines: 4× Kawasaki Kockums V4-275R Stirling engines
1-shaft
 
Specifications
Type
SSK submarine
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Crew
65
Operator
Japan
Performance
Speeds: surfaced: 13kts, submerged: 20kts
Range: 6,100 nm @ 6.5kts
Endurance: ?
Designer / Builder
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries & Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation
 
Displacement
2,950 tons (full load)
Diving Depth
500m (estimated)
Dimensions
 
Length: 84m
Beam: 9.1 m
Maximum Draft: 8.5m
 
Detailed View
Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
 
Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Soryu Class 16SS SSK Submarine - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
 
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