Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force relies on Thales and MHI to equip itself with the latest generation of high-resolution synthetic aperture sonar...
Tag Archives : Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
18 Nov 2020
On October 29, 2020, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) demonstrated the General Atomics' MQ-9B SeaGuardian capabilities to local media...
14 Oct 2020
Japan's newest submarine “Taigei” (previously known as 29SS) was launched today at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) shipyard in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture.
30 Sep 2020
The US State Department this week approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for RAM Block 2 Tactical Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $55.3 million.
21 Sep 2020
Two Future Multi-Mission Frigates (FFM or 30FFM) are starting to take shape at two shipyards in Japan. Images and videos obtained by Naval News from local shipspotters show the integrated mast has been fitted. Both hulls should be ready for launch before the end of the year.
22 Jul 2020
Following the recent stop to the Aegis Ashore missile defense system deployment in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's party is looking at possible alternatives. Options include additional Aegis destroyers, armed mega floats and even offensive conventional strike capability. Yoshihiro Inaba has the details and explains why the third option would be a major change for Japan's defense policy.
03 Jun 2020
The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) ordered two 4,900 tons Yard Oiler Tankers (YOT) from local shipbuilder Shin Kurushima (株式会社新来島どっく) on May 19 2020.
13 May 2020
According to a document released by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), the Guided Missile Destroyer JS Maya (DDG-179)「まや」 and her crew will undergo a "capability test".
04 Apr 2020
Japan Self-Defense Forces plan to deploy a Hypervelocity Gliding Projectile, or HVGP, in fiscal year 2026 as a new weapon to deter enemies trying to invade Japan's remote islands. The HVGP (速滑空弾) could eventually have an anti-ship capability and be used against aircraft carriers.
03 Apr 2020
Japan continues to reinforce its Southern Islands. A new Type 12 Surface-to-Ship Missile (12式地対艦誘導弾) unit has recently been deployed at the garrison on Miyakojima island.