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.
Tag Archives : Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
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.
19 Mar 2020
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned today its first Maya-class AEGIS Destroyer at Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) Isogo shipyard in Yokohama. JS Maya まや (DDG-179) joins the JMSDF’s Escort Flotilla 1, based in Yokosuka.
05 Mar 2020
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its 11th Soryu-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) in Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture on March 5, 2020. JS Ōryū (SS-511) joins the JMSDF’s Submarine Flotilla 1, based in Kure. It is the first-in-class boat to feature lithium-ion batteries.
04 Mar 2020
The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) plans to deploy a Hyper-Velocity Gliding Projectile (HVGP) in fiscal year 2026 as a new weapon to repel enemies that invade Japan's remote islands, from a safe distance. This HVGP could even target large surface ships such as aircraft carriers.
16 Jan 2020
At the 2020 Surface Navy Association's national symposium (SNA 2020) currently held near Washington DC, Japanese company Fujitsu and their partner Lockheed Martin unveiled a collaborative table and multi-function display.
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.
18 Nov 2019
In a move to flex muscles against regional threats, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) are conducting an isolated island recovery exercice from November 14 to 21, 2019.
30 Aug 2019
Here is NavalNews.com's seventh monthly report (August 2019). Naval News Monthly Reports are video round ups of the most read naval defense news articles we published in the past month.