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  • 25 November 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and US Navy assets from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 72, completed their largest bilateral exercise, ANNUALEX, in the Sea of Japan Nov. 21. From CTF-72, the “Red Lancers” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 worked alongside the “World Famous Pelicans” of VP-45 during the yearly exercise, coordinating between the US […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries has launched the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s 12th Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine. Named Toryu (with pennant number SS 512), the boat is the second in the class to be fitted with lithium-ion batteries which store considerably more power than the lead-acid batteries installed on the previous ten Soryu-class submarines. JS Oryu […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has joined the US and Philippine Navy for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama, an exercise that started with an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa on October 14. This is the third iteration of MTA Sama Sama and the first time JMSDF will participate, alongside US and Philippine naval […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Malabar is a long-standing exercise between Japan, India and the US.

  • 17 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The German Navy should acquire a helicopter carrier, a high-ranking German politician said as he stressed the need for the country to invest more in its defense. Speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bavaria minister president Markus Söder said that the country should work harder toward the NATO goal of spending 2% on defense. […]

  • 12 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy mine warfare specialists from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) EOD counterparts recently completed mine warfare exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2019. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the US and Japan to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations. “The experience of working […]

  • 30 July 2019

    The Japanese government intends to acquire around 20 unmanned helicopters for its Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF), local media reports have said citing unnamed officials. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the acquisition of a yet unspecified large, unmanned helicopter fleet would be in response to China’s growing maritime assertiveness in the region. The ship-based helicopters […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A multinational amphibious landing and offensive assault was part of exercise Talisman Sabre.

  • 9 July 2019

    Senior leaders from the navies of Australia and Japan met in Canberra for a series of engagements as the countries seek to expand their roles in the Southwest Pacific. The Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) have been constantly developing their cooperation since they signed the Memorandum of Defence Cooperation in […]

  • 2 July 2019

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) returned to the US 3rd Fleet area of operations on June 30, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region operating from Japan. The destroyer is en route to San Diego, where she will be homeported and undergo her midlife modernization, the […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ship USS William P. Lawrence joined ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and Republic of Philippine Navy to sail through the South China Sea between May 2 and 8. As the USS William P. Lawrence sailed with allies, the guided-missile destroyer’s sister ships USS Preble and USS Chung Hoon on […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force welcomed its tenth Soryu-class submarine into service in a delivery and commissioning ceremony in Kobe on March 18. The submarine was delivered by Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries, sixteen months after it was launched in November 2017. In addition to being the tenth in its class, Shōryū is the […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s second Asahi-class destroyer, the JS Shiranui, entered Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) service in a ceremony at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Nagasaki Shipyard on February 27. The lead ship in the class was commissioned a year before, on March 8, 2018. The 5,100-ton general-purpose escort destroyers were previously designated as 25DD and are designed on […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An unidentified US Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine is set to take part in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Submarine Competition (SUBCOMP) exercise in waters south of Japan. The seven-day drill starts February 13. SUBCOMP is designed to evaluate and test Japanese crews across multiple platforms on their ability to conduct various aspects of […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships form the navies of Spain, Italy, and the US got underway from the French naval base in Toulon on February 3 to join the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle and ships form its carrier strike group on their final pre-deployment exercise. The carrier is on the final leg of deployment preparations after […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime patrol squadrons from the US Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force met up for a coordinated maritime patrol operational procedures (CMPOP) exercise in Okinawa, Japan, recently. US Navy’s “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 were joined by JMSDF’s Fleet Air Wing (FAW) 5 for the training. “This joint training was an exciting opportunity […]

  • 22 January 2019

    After first releasing video footage of an incident in which a South Korean destroyer allegedly trained its fire-control radar on a Japanese patrol plane in December 2018, Japan’s defense ministry has now released an audio file with the aim of proving its allegations. In a statement on January 21, the defense ministry said it was […]

  • 25 December 2018

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived in Visakhapatnam, India, for a port visit, Dec. 22. During the visit, sailors and marines will hold professional exchanges with their Indian Navy counterparts and have opportunities to explore the local area while on liberty over the holiday season. “The engagement of the US Seventh […]

  • 14 December 2018

    US 7th Fleet and Indian Navy officials convened the 21st Executive Steering Group on bilateral naval cooperation in New Delhi, India, on December 12. During the two-day conference, Commander, US 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer and Indian Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. G. Ashok Kumar reviewed progress of current initiatives and renewed their commitment […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasures ships from the navies of Australia, Japan and the US completed the annual Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018, off the coast of Japan on November 27. US Navy’s USS Chief and Australia’s HMAS Huon and HMAS Gascoyne were joined by a number of JMSDF ships for several days of at sea exercises. 3JA […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships from the navies of the US and Japan will be joined by their Australian counterparts for a mine warfare exercise off the coast of southern Japan which kicks off November 17. The drill is called Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018 and is part of an annual exercise series organized by the US […]

  • 12 November 2018

    An F/A-18 Hornet flying from US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) crashed into the Philippine Sea during routine operations on November 12. The F/A-18 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 experienced a mechanical issue that forced the crew to eject, the US Navy said. The crew was recovered by USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s defense ministry has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract to build the first two of a new class of multirole frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), the shipbuilder announced on November 1. The new class of 3,900-ton ships is expected to comprise a total of four vessels. MHI did not reveal […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-Japanese exercise Keen Sword is joined by the staff of Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG7) and crew of a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine are participating in Exercise Keen Sword 2019. Keen Sword, which began October 29, is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises that for more than 30 years […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan carrier strike group and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JSMDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Kirisame (DD 104) on October 28 concluded seven days of maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea. Ronald Reagan strike group units and Kirisame conducted multiple exercises including ship maneuvering, communications, […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy ships will be joining US and Japan Self Defense Force units for exercise Keen Sword which is scheduled to start on October 29. According to the US Navy, this will be the first time Canadian Navy ships are taking part in the maritime portion of the exercise. While the US Navy did […]