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Survey Vessel Joins Hunt for Lost F-35

million jet.In the meantime, they have examined the missing pilot's medical records and questioned his colleagues about his mental state as part of their investigation, the spokesman said.The Lockheed Martin plane, which was less than a year old, was the first F-35 assembled in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.It was aloft for only 28 minutes before disappearing without warning and had logged a total of 280 hours in the air. (Additional reporting by Greg Torode in Hong Kong

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Naval Group inks $36B Submarine Contract

at the center of its plan to significantly expand its military to protect strategic and trade interests in the Asia-Pacific region.The first of the new submarines is scheduled to be delivered in the early 2030s and the final vessel during the 2050s.Australia rejected offers from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, as well as Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG, when it accepted the French bid. (Reporting by Colin Packham Editing by Paul Tait

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MHI Vestas signs MOU with TECO, The Switch

MHI Vestas, an offshore joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said on Tuesday it signed its 5th MOU with TECO and The Switch for the delivery of generator products.The company also confirmed that its 9 MW turbine platform will be typhoon ready in 2020, in time for all offshore wind projects in the Taiwanese market.

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Taiwan: The Next Battleground for Offshore Wind

for Siemens Gamesa, adding some European equipment would initially be used.Siemens Gamesa is working to develop the Port of Taichung as a regional hub and has signed non-binding agreements with some local partners that could provide gear locally.MHI Vestas, a venture between Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Danish turbine maker Vestas, is also considering developing local manufacturing."We want to produce locally because we want to be competitive," the joint venture's chief executive, Philippe Kavafyan, told Reuters.(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen; Additional reporting by Chris

Vattenfall Building Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

state-owned Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark's largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. "Horns Rev 3 is the first of three offshore farms that Vattenfall will construct in Denmark in the coming years," said head of Vattenfall's wind division Gunnar Groebler. The construction work will take place in North Sea, 34 km off Denmark's west coast and will stretch

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France sinks Japanese, German Sub Bids

shipyards and industrial sites in Lorient, Brest, Nantes and Cherbourg. Australia is ramping up defence spending, seeking to protect its strategic and trade interests in Asia-Pacific as the United States and its allies grapple with China's rising power. Japan's government with its Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries boat had been seen as early frontrunners for the contract, but their inexperience in global defence deals and an initial reluctance to say they would build in Australia saw them slip behind DCNS and Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG. POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS Industry

Submarine Bidders Step up Lobbying for Australia Tender

sources in Asia who are involved in the bid process told Reuters they were expecting an announcement as early as April 29. They declined to be identified because they are not authorized to talk to media.   On Tuesday, the Japanese Soryu submarine, a variant of the submarine that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries are offering to build, began exercises in Sydney harbour with Australia's navy - the first of its kind since 1999.   Despite the presence of the Soryu submarine and a well-attended media tour, Japan's Chief of Staff Commander Fleet Escort Force insisted

The ceremony was attended by MOD officials including State Minister of Defense Kenji Wakamiya, JMSDF Chief of Staff Tomohisa Takei, and Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency Commissioner Hideaki Watanabe Photo MHI

MHI Delivers "Jinryu" Japan's 7th Soryu-Class Submarine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) delivered the "Jinryu" submarine to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD) today in a ceremony held at the MHI Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works' No.3 pier in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. The Jinryu is the seventh Soryu-class submarine supplied to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and the fourth built by MHI. MHI also built the first Soryu-class submarine, and has produced a total of 26 submarines at the MHI Kobe Shipyard over the last 70 years. The delivery ceremony was attended by a number of MOD officials including State Minister of

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Australia Submarines: It is Japan vs. France

 While Japan is confident it has proven itself the best contender to build Australia's new submarines, the French have moved to undermine Japan’s bid to build the navy’s new submarines.   Representatives from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), the co-builder of Japan's Soryu-class subs, toured ASC's shipyards in Adelaide on Tuesday. MHI chief executive Shunichi Miyanaga says Soryu-class submarines have proven capability, unlike the untested French and German designs. "We have the only proven submarine," he said.   The French counterpart said only a “complet

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MHI Subsidiary in Brazil for FPSO Compressors

   In December Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Hiroshima, will establish a new company in Brazil in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), to be known as MHI Compressor do Brasil Ltda. (MCO-B). Creation of the new entity, which will launch commercial operations in February 2016, is targeted at developing the Latin American market for compressors, with a focus on expanding sales of compressors for use in Floating Production, Storage and Offloading systems (FPSO), a market expected to see

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