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JMSDF shows off latest SH-60L naval helos

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has shown its latest anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-optimised naval helicopter, the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) SH-60L, at a media...

Japan grows next-generation submarine fleet

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has commissioned its third Taigei-class diesel-electric submarine on 8 March, JS Jingei (SS 515), the service announced on...
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Watching the Neighbours

With political tension rising around the world, airborne special mission aircraft have arguably never been more important. Asia-Pacific states facing Chinese pressure on their South...

Japan pursues greater undersea situational awareness

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will strengthen its ocean observation capabilities with new types of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and long-range underwater acoustic...

Japan commits to Tomahawk cruise missile buy

Japan has committed the acquisition of up to 400 US-made Tomahawk cruise missiles and associated equipment after it had on 18 January finalised a...
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Exercise Sea Dragon hones ASW skills for Indo-Pacific stakeholders

Maritime patrol aircraft from four Indo-Pacific countries – Australia, India, Japan, and South Korea – have deployed to the United States’ Anderson Air Force...

Japan shows off modified Izumo-class helicopter carrier

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has for the first time released official images of Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga in an advanced stage...

Japan and South Korea stocking up on US-made missiles

The US State Department has approved a swathe of requests for advanced air- and ship-launched missiles for its East Asian allies Japan and South...

Japan’s MHI launches eighth Mogami-class frigate

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the eighth Mogami-class guided-missile frigate on order for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) on 14...

USN USVs converge on Australia for bilateral exercise

Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) operated by the US Navy (USN) have arrived in Sydney, Australia on 24 October for a scheduled port visit ahead...

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