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  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved the sale of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) anti-ballistic missiles to the the government of Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on January 9. Japan’s order is worth an estimated $133.3 million and includes four Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles and four MK 29 missile canisters used to launch guided […]

  • 8 January 2018

    The US Navy announced it has located the C-2A Greyhound aircraft which has been missing since November 22. The C-2A with 11 crew and passengers crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to USS Ronald Reagan. While the aircraft’s last position on the surface of the water was known, the depth of water in that […]

  • 8 December 2017

    The US Navy announced it would be sending a team of deep water salvage experts to start a renewed search for the crashed C-2A Greyhound aircraft. The C-2A with 11 crew and passengers crashed in the Philippine Sea on the way to USS Ronald Reagan on November 22. While the aircraft’s last position on the […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After spending three months on patrol in the Indo-Asia Pacific region, US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and ships from its carrier strike group returned to Yokosuka on December 4. While on patrol, CSG 5 was comprised of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Destroyer Squadron […]

  • 27 November 2017

    After notifying their families that extensive search and rescue efforts had ended, the Navy identified Lt. Steven Combs, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) Airman Matthew Chialastri and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Apprentice Bryan Grosso Nov. 25 as the three Sailors lost in a C-2A Greyhound crash on Wednesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of […]

  • 24 November 2017

    The search for three missing sailors following a C-2A Greyhound crash on November 22 was ended at 10:00 am Japan Standard Time on November 24, the US Navy announced. The Grumman C-2A Greyhound, used by the navy for carrier onboard delivery, crashed at approximately 2:45 pm, Wednesday, while en route to the US aircraft carrier […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on November 16 started the 2017 edition of their bilateral maritime field training exercise simply dubbed ‘Annual Exercise’. During the ten days of evolutions, Japanese and American forces will increase the defensive readiness and interoperability of through training in air and sea operations. Training will take […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries launched Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) tenth Sōryū-class submarine ‘Shōryū’ (SS-510) at its Kobe shipyard on November 6. The air-independent propulsion submarine was launched in a ceremony attended by senior defense ministry officials. In addition to being the tenth in its class, Shōryū is also the 28th submarine to be built […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy warships HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Parramatta concluded their first Japan port call in Sasebo and headed for Yokosuka where they are to take part in exercises with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF). Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate Melbourne and Anzac-class frigate Parramatta arrived in Sasebo on October 9, for the first of three port visits across […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US and Royal Australian Navy sent their submarines to waters south of Japan where the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) hosted a trilateral submarine competition (SUBCOMP) exercise from September 12 to 19. Japan deployed four submarines to the exercise while the US Navy participated with Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) and Royal Australian […]

  • 4 September 2017

    As the UK and Japan defense ministries are stepping up their cooperation in response to the unprecedented threat posed by North Korea, the Royal Navy is sending a Type 23 frigate to Japan. In December 2018, HMS Argyll is set to be sent to the region. UK troops exercising jointly with their Japanese counterparts next year […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned home to San Diego on August 28 following a five-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Sterett spent the majority of the deployment as part of the Sterett-Dewey surface action group (Sterett-Dewey SAG), the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) completed her six-month deployment returning to her homeport at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on August 15. During the deployment, 29 enlisted sailors and one officer earned their submarine warfare qualification. “It was amazing to watch this crew pull together through a challenging […]

  • 2 August 2017

    A U.S. Navy sailor from the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem went missing on Augist 1 during routine operations in the South China Sea and the search is still ongoing, the U.S. Navy said. Ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are taking part in search and rescue efforts. Stethem reported […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from the U.S. and Japan concluded ten days of mine countermeasure exercises on July 28. 2JA MCMEX is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Japan and this year marked the 100th time that the U.S. and the Japanese have conducted bilateral mine countermeasures together, often conducting them twice a year, […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warm-up exercises are already underway as Japanese and U.S. forces prepare for more complex scenarios of the annual 2JA mine countermeasure exercise (2JA MCMEX). The annual exercise, which officially began July 19, brings together Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy surface and air mine countermeasures assets, teamed with explosive ordnance disposal personnel. “2JA is […]

  • 29 June 2017

    Turkish Navy assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) in a change of command ceremony on June 29. Rear Amiral Emre Sezenler Turkish Navy took over from Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukuda JMSDF at CMF headquarters in Bahrain. The ceremony was presided over by Vice […]

  • 15 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy ships centered around the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are on the return leg of their deployment and have started arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) already moored in Hawaii on June 13. […]

  • 13 June 2017

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) is set to return to its homeport Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a five-month deployment. While deployed to the Western Pacific under the U.S. 3rd Fleet Forward construct, Michael Murphy promoted security and stability throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The ship was underway for […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Five ships from Australia, Japan, Canada and the U.S. met in the South China Sea on June 8 for two days of maneuvers and exercises. The exercise included JMSDF destroyers Izumo and Sazanami, RCN frigate HMCS Winnipeg, Australian frigate Ballarat and US destroyer Sterett. During the exercise, the ships completed in-company ship manoeuvres, helicopter operations, […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy now has two aircraft carriers operating near the Korean Peninsula and they are joined by ships from the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). Photos released by the U.S. Navy’ 7th Fleet show carrier strike groups centered around aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan and USS Carl Vinson operating together with JMSDF ships in […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After North Korea conducted live-fire exercises ahead of the arrival of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy announced it was exercising with navies from both Japan and South Korea. The U.S. Navy said its ships were conducting simultaneous bilateral maritime exercises with the Republic of Korea Navy and with the Japan Maritime […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the U.S. Navy’s Carl Vinson carrier strike group joined Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships for an at-sea bilateral exercise in the East China Sea. The U.S. Navy and JMSDF operated together March 26-29 to increase proficiency in basic maritime skills and improve response capabilities. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Ticonderoga-class […]

  • 23 March 2017

    The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter-destroyer, the JS Kaga, during a ceremony held on March 22 at the Japan Marine United shipyard. The 27,000 tonne ship is the second helicopter carrier in a class which Japan officially refers to as helicopter destroyers. Measuring 248 meters in length, Kaga and Izumo are […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships completed their participation in this year’s bilateral training exercise MultiSail 17 on March 10. The six-day exercise consisted of surface action group maneuvers, anti-submarine training, and various other events that tested warfighting capabilities of each participant. The exercise participants included the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Barry, […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) kicked off the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2017 on March 6, with ships getting underway from the Apra Harbor in Guam. Six U.S. Navy ships, two JMSDF ships and a number of subsurface and other special units will spend the next four days training together. MultiSail […]