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Aerospace & Defense

Mitsubishi Heavy set to take over Mitsui's sub hunter shipyard

Japan's naval shipbuilders consolidate into three groups

Japan's newest sub hunter Aki launches at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding's shipyard in Okayama Prefecture in January.

TOKYO -- Japanese defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will begin discussions to buy Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding's warship production assets, including a historical shipyard where Japan's latest submarine hunter was built.

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