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Japan launches second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the second Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK), Hakugei (SS 514), ordered for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Japan confirms fixed-wing STOVL aircraft capability aboard JS Izumo

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has confirmed the ability of its Izumo-class multipurpose destroyer to support launch and recovery operations of the short...
China’s Type 054A class frigate PLA (N) Yueyang (FF 575).

Chadburns Ring Full Ahead for Modernisation

The increasing pace of naval modernisation in the Indo-Pacific is fuelling regional industrial growth backed by the maturation of indigenous technology. The rise of China...

MHI delivers upgraded SH-60K naval helicopter prototypes

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has delivered two upgraded SH-60K naval helicopter prototypes to the Japan Ministry of Defense's (MoD's) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics...
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Marine Engine Power – Not Just About Knots

Navies not only want more engine power, there are also coming under increasing pressure to become environmentally conscious. The power and propulsion (P&P) systems for...

Shipbuilding – A Numbers Game

While experience grows among Indo-Pacific naval designers, order numbers remain crucial to keeping costs down and yards in business. The Indo-Pacific region has a significant...
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MHI tests upgraded SH-60K naval helicopter

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has performed the first test flight of an upgraded version of its SH-60K multirole naval helicopter, the company announced...

China ramps up military drills near Taiwan after “foreign provocations”

China has once again flexed its increasing power projection capabilities with yet another unprecedented show of force in recent days, with its air and...
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Japanese submarine collides with commercial ship

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Soryu-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) collided with a commercial ship whilst surfacing in waters off southwestern Japan on 8...
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Japan’s new multirole frigate hits the water

Japan’s Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding (MES) has launched the first of a planned fleet of 22 multi-mission frigates for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The...

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