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  • 11 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) met up with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) in the Philippine Sea for two days of maritime operations during a cooperative deployment on October 9 and 10. During the cooperative deployment, the Ronald Reagan strike group units and Izumo conducted maneuvering exercises, communications exercises […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The newly established Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) embarked a US Navy ship for the first time off the Philippine coast on October 2. The ARDB conducted amphibious operations with amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat (KAMANDAG) 2, a 10-day training […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the 11th Soryu-class submarine for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force at its Kobe shipyard. JS Oryu (SS-511) was launched October 4 and is the first JMSDF submarine to run on lithium-ion batteries which store considerably more power than the lead-acid batteries installed on the previous ten Soryu-class submarines. […]

  • 27 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll on Wednesday joined a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force task group led by helicopter carrier JS Kaga for maneuvers in the Indian Ocean. Prior to drills with the Royal Navy, JS Kaga’s group was part of the first known Japanese anti-submarine warfare drill in the South China Sea […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Japanese Oyashio-class submarine joined a number of other JMSDF units for an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) drill in the South China Sea last week. This is reportedly the first time that Japan’s defense ministry has confirmed the participation of a submarine in a drill in the disputed South China Sea region. According to the defense […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) guided missile destroyer JS Atago (DDG-177) has successfully intercepted and destroyed a US ballistic missile in a test conducted off the coast of Kauai in Hawaii.  The test was supported by JMSDF and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in cooperation with the US Navy. As explained, the […]

  • 3 September 2018

    On August 29, 2018, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s JS Akebono and the Spanish Navy’s ESPS Castilla conducted a passage exercise (PASSEX) in the Gulf of Aden. JS Akebono (DD-108) and ESPS Castilla (L52) are flagships under the command of Combined Task Force (CTF151) and the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, respectively. […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Training & Education

    The US Ronald Reagan Strike Group and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Escort Flotilla 4 Battle Group, participated in bilateral training on August 31 while underway in the South China Sea. During the training, units from the two maritime forces sailed in formation, participated in replenishment-at-sea training, exchanged Naval Liaison Officers and practiced maneuvering procedures. Additionally, […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Forward-deployed ships from the US Navy’s Ronald Reagan carrier strike group (CSG) started bilateral training with Japan Maritime Self Defense destroyer JS Kirishima on August 14. The exercise is also joined by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel from the Commander, Escort Division (CCD) 6 embarked aboard Ronald Reagan started bilateral training. CSG units and […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Royal Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are scheduled to conduct their first joint amphibious exercise in Japanese waters next week. Taking place on August 23 and 24, the exercise will be spearheaded by Royal Navy amphibious assault ship HMS Albion and the JMSDF tank landing ship JS Shimokita. JMSDF landing craft air cushioned […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Japan Marine United Corporation has launched the first of two new improved Atago destroyers for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) at its shipyard in Yokohama. Launched in a ceremony on July 30, the lead destroyer was named Maya – after a mountain in Kobe and a WWII heavy cruiser – and will […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) mine countermeasure (MCM) units were joined by their Indian Navy counterparts for the start of the 2JA mine countermeasure exercise 2018 near Ominato, Japan, on July 18. 2JA is an annual exercise that, in addition to the US Navy and JMSDF, this year includes explosive ordinance disposal […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Malabar, the trilateral naval drill taking place off the coast of Guam, will feature a total of 12 warships – including aircraft and helicopter carriers – and two submarines. The lineup for the maneuvers could have been even more impressive had the Royal Australian Navy been allowed to join the exercise. What originally started […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Propulsion systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce announced it has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine for the new class of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) frigates. Rolls-Royce’s MT30 turbines will be powering the 30FFM class frigates which will begin construction next year. The first frigate in the class is expected to enter into service around […]

  • 21 May 2018

    Three Indian Navy ships from the Eastern Naval Command arrived in Danang, Vietnam, on May 21 for a four day visit. The task group composed of a frigate, corvette and a tanker are en route to Guam where they are to take part in the Indo-US naval exercise Malabar alongside ships from the US Navy and […]

  • 14 May 2018

    As part of the mission to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have conducted a large-scale Focused Operation in conjunction with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). The operation, known as Three Arrows, started on May 1, 2018, with warships from Japan, Spain and Italy working together along […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy has rescued twelve Indian fishermen stranded on their boat in the Gulf of Aden for eight days. During a routine anti-piracy patrol on April 27, PNS Alamgir encountered the fishing boat St Mary, whose crew had been drifting in the busy seaway due to a gearbox failure. Over the course of the […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Wasp expeditionary strike group met up with Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock JS Shimokita (LST 4002) in the East China Sea on April 9 for bilateral maneuvers. The US Navy has shared photos of the navigational maneuvers which were held to “demonstrate commitment to the U.S.-Japan alliance […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Philippine Navy (PN) officially received the final three of overall five Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft in a March 26 ceremony at Naval Air Group (NAG) headquarters in Cavite City. The aircraft, donated to the Philippines by the Japan ministry of defense (JMOD), will boost the country’s maritime patrol capabilities. Philippines National Defense Chief, Sec. Delfin N. […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Victoria-class submarine HMCS Chicoutimi returned to her homeport in Esquimalt March 21 after a 197-day deployment in the Asia-Pacific region. Her deployment was a historic one in that it marked the first time in nearly 50 years that a Canadian submarine operated in the region. HMCS Chicoutimi worked with partner navies such […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSF) commissioned its new submarine rescue ship JS Chiyoda in a ceremony held in the Okayama Prefecture on March 20. JS Chiyoda replaced its identically-named predecessor which was decommissioned on the same day. The new JS Chiyoda in JMSDF service bears pennant number 404 and measures 128.0 meters in length. […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force has commissioned its ninth Sōryū-class submarine during a March 12 ceremony in the Hyōgo Prefecture. JS Seiryū (SS-509), as the ninth boat in the class is named, was built and delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and will be homeported in Yokosuka. Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched the country’s tenth Sōryū submarine on November 6, 2017, […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Training & Education

    After concluding a historic visit to Vietnam on March 9, US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started a bilateral exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Ise. Carl Vinson and JS Ise are joined by US destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), which is part of the Carl Vinson carrier strike […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its first 25DD destroyer JS Asahi in a ceremony on March 7. The 5,100-ton destroyer was handed over to JMSDF by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard in Nagasaki on March 7 and the destroyer reached its permanent homeport in Sasebo a day later on March 8. JS […]

  • 16 February 2018

    The US Navy has mapped the wreckage of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea in November 2017. The navy carried out the mission from aboard research vessel RV Petrel using the vessel’s side scan sonar and remote operated vehicle (ROV) to survey the aircraft from Feb. 2-5. The team determined the aircraft […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy announced it is starting a mission to survey the downed C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on November 22. The navy will carry out the mission with help from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s research vessel R/V Petrel which will depart from the Philippines […]