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Unread post by Pelican » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:49 pm

Japan eyes F-35 deployment in south for Senkaku defense

TOKYO -- Japan is giving strong consideration to positioning new F-35B stealth fighter jets on the southern island of Kyushu, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi indicated Tuesday, a move that would beef up deterrence against China's increasingly frequent maritime forays in the East China Sea.

The Air Self-Defense Force's Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture in southern Kyushu "is certainly a leading candidate," Kishi told reporters. Tokyo aims to bring the planes into service in 2024.

Deploying the advanced fighters on Kyushu would put them near the Senkaku Islands to Japan's southwest, which are administered by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing. Recent months have seen a sharp rise in official Chinese vessels sailing near the islands, and recent legislation positioning China's coast guard as a quasi-military force has set off alarm bells in Tokyo.

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Unread post by Brian James » Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:29 am

Lead Ship, Destroyer Murasame UNREPS with Helicopter 'Destroyer' Izumo....2021.
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Unread post by designeraccd » Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:07 am

IZUMO showing her new deck paint, presumably with a HIGH TEMP coating for the F-35B? Current information is that her bow won't be modified until her next scheduled refit after which she should be capable of operating the F-35B. No rush tho..... :( DFO
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Unread post by designeraccd » Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:42 pm

Recent photo of KUMANO fitting out, note that the "light weight" 5" has been installed. Certainly brilliant that the U$N considers a 57 mm popgun adequate for a FFG........... :shock: DFO
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Unread post by Brian James » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:41 am

JMDFS, 30FFM Multi Mission Frigate Kumano pictured departing on sea trials.
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Unread post by Pelican » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:01 pm

Japan is converting its 2 biggest warships into aircraft carriers, and US Marines are helping it train to use them

As China increases the size and capability of its military, Japan has responded by adapting its Self-Defense Force to meet what it sees as a growing threat.

Japan has created its first amphibious military unit since World War II and launched a new class of high-tech frigates, and it's restructuring its tank force to be lighter and more mobile and building up its missile capabilities.

Perhaps the most eye-opening move, though, is the conversion of its two Izumo-class helicopter carriers into dedicated aircraft carriers.

On Sunday, two US Marine Corps F-35Bs landed on and took off from the deck of the Izumo, the lead ship of the class — the first time a fixed-wing aircraft has operated from a Japanese carrier in 75 years.

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Unread post by designeraccd » Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:57 pm

Another view of the new MOGAMI on her trials............... :) Also, NOSHIRO upon launch. DFO
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Unread post by Brian James » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:00 am

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) launched today "Hakugei" at its Shipyard in Kobe. It is the second of the new Taigei-Class, the latest class of advanced diesel electric Submarines (SSK) for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
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Unread post by Pelican » Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:08 pm

Japan launches second Taigei-class submarine, ‘Hakugei’

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Unread post by Pelican » Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:36 pm

Japanese destroyer escorts Australian vessel for 1st time


SDF expands asset protection mission under 2015 security law to include Canberra

A Maritime Self-Defense Force ship escorted an Australian vessel during this week's bilateral naval drill, Japan's Defense Ministry said Friday, marking the first time Japanese forces protected warships other than U.S. vessels.

The escort took place during a joint exercise conducted Wednesday through Friday south of Shikoku, one of Japan's four main islands. The Japanese destroyer Inazuma protected the frigate Warramunga in response to a request from the Australian side.

Tokyo looks to deepen security cooperation with Canberra as China enhances its military. Last year, Japan's Self-Defense Forces were involved in a record 25 missions protecting U.S. military vessels and aircraft.

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