Mitsubishi Heavy willing to build submarines for Australia
The company "will be happy to oblige" if asked to build all of the new vessels in the country, president Shunichi Miyanaga told a news conference.
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. ■