The Norwegian Navy has shown interests in the project and may buy several submarines in the future.
Others noted that even though China is at a relatively early stage in modernizing its armed forces, it has been buying submarines and planes from Russia.
Taiwan has sought to buy submarines as well as the Aegis and has also been in discussions about the new Patriot system.
Under the Senate bill, $690 million of the reduction would be diverted to buying submarines, dock landing ships and destroyers.
In recent years, China has been buying diesel-powered submarines from Russia and expanding its fleet of nuclear-powered vessels.
He will have to define what this means, most immediately in responding to Taiwan's requests to buy submarines and advanced naval destroyers.
Well, they have such great ideas, like buying submarines".
Prospective customers are eager to buy used submarines from a British ship-repair company.
A3 Canada will not buy submarines because of wide-ranging cuts in spending aimed at trimming the Government deficit.
Already, China has bought advanced fighter aircraft, submarines and Russian guided-missile destroyers.