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Japan's 'submarine killer' tantalizes West

TOKYO -- Japan's state-of-the-art maritime patrol aircraft has been attracting increasing attention, not only from its key ally, the U.S., but also from Europe amid growing concerns about movements by Russian submarines.

The P-1 maritime patrol aircraft (Courtesy of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force)

    The P-1, built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for Japan's Self-Defense Forces, is the country's first domestically made anti-submarine patrol plane.

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