SS-508 Submarine Sekiryu (red dragon) Soryu-class
A new Soryu-class submarine, the 8th one, called Sekiryu, which means Red Dragon was finally launched at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries shipyard in Kobe. The last 2nd November, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense force has a new submarine. The Sekiryu was laid down on 15th Marc 2014, launched on 2nd November 2015 and expected to be commissioned on March 2017. The JMSDF plans to have 10 soryu-class submarines which drastically improves the current Oyashio submarines capabilities.