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Japan wants Australian Explaination for Failed Sub Bid

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 26, 2016

Japan wants Australia to explain why it decided not to pick a Japanese design for a new fleet of submarines choosing instead a proposal from France's DCNS.

"The decision was deeply regrettable," said Japan's Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani. "We will ask Australia to explain why they didn't pick our design," he added.

Australian officials informed Japan of its choice on Monday, explaining that the French design best fitted its unique needs, Nakatani said.


Reporting by Tim Kelly

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