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Defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy struggles to win orders overseas

Trump's 'Buy American' push makes business difficult for top-notch submarine maker

The Seiryu leaves Mitsubishi Heavy's Kobe shipyard in Hyogo Prefecture on March 12.

TOKYO -- Japanese defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is struggling to win orders from overseas clients, a sector on which the company had pinned high hopes.

Known for quiet operation and underwater navigation capability, Mitsubishi's top-class submarines were expected to draw interest from international clients amid global maritime tensions. 

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