Photos taken on February 10, 2020 show a P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) flying with four new air-to-ship missiles (ASM) which are currently under development.
Author Archives : Yoshihiro Inaba
JMSDF Destroyer Takanami Deploys to the Middle East to Secure the Safe Navigation of Civilian Vessels
07 Feb 2020
On February 2, 2020, the destroyer Takanami (DD-110) departed from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Yokosuka Naval Base for the Middle East.
04 Feb 2020
Mitsui E & S Shipbuilding launched the new ocean surveillance ship "Aki" (AOS-5203) for Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) on January 15, 2020.
30 Dec 2019
Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced in its FY2020 defense budget that it will invest 3.1 billion yen (approximately US $ 28.3 million) to refurbish the destroyer Izumo which is the largest vessel in Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).
26 Dec 2019
On December 20, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) released its FY2020 Defense Budget. In this document, the MoD has unveiled a new Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) deployment and training concept called the "Continuous Projection Exercises Concept" or CPEC.
16 Dec 2019
On December 12, 2019, Japan Marine United (JMU) held a launching ceremony for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) newest minesweeper Etajima (MSO-306) at its shipyard in Yokohama.