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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...

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...

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’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...
ATLA EM railgun test

Japan test fired EM railgun at sea

Japan has successfully performed an at-sea live firing trial of an electromagnetic (EM) railgun, the Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency (ATLA)...

Japan launches fourth and updated Taigei SSK

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has launched the fourth Taigei-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during a ceremony at the...

Japan aims for expansion of frigate capabilities with New FFM

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMUC) to be respective main and...
Leonardo-KHI AW101 signing

Leonardo and Kawasaki Heavy Industries sign contract for additional MCH-101 helicopters...

The MCH-101 is a licence-built version of the world-class Leonardo AW101 helicopter, operated by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force. The signing coincides with...

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