On the Case of Fire Control Radar Illumination by a South Korean Warship

January 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Regarding the case of firearm control radar irradiated to the P-1 patrol aircraft (Atsugi) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 4th Aviation Group from the Korean navy destroyer occurred on Thursday, 20 December last year, the objective fact that the Japanese side has We decided to publish the final opinion of the Ministry of Defense that we compiled and the sounds detected by the Aircraft at the occurrence of this case. As for the Ministry of Defense, we strongly protest the fire control radar…

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JMSDF Headquarters’ Safety Prayer and ‘Dharma Eye-catching’

January 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – On January 4, (Friday), the commander of the SDF fleet and the main executives wished for safety this year at the running shrine (Yokosuka city). After the safety prayers, we carried out the “eyewear ceremony” of Safety Prayer Dharma in Heisei Fleet Headquarters in 1991. After announcing the resolution of 31 years from each of the chief staffs, we made an eye-catching and finally the commander completed.

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About fire incident control radar irradiation incident by Korean naval vessel

December 28, 2018 (Google Translation) – About the matter irradiated from the Korean Navy “Kwangu-Dwan” class destroyer occurred on Thursday, December 20th, the fire control traffic radar to P-1 (Atsugi) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 4 Air Group, the P- 1 on the Ministry of Defense website. In the movie, the ocean itself P – 1 flew a scene where it seems that the fire control radar was irradiated several times continuously for a certain period of time or the ocean itself P – 1 flew a certain altitude…

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Japanese Navy Ship Visits Kochi

December 22, 2018 – Japan Navy Ship JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) Samidare, commanded by Commander Gen Kawai is on a visit to Kochi from 20 – 22 Dec 18. On 21 Dec 18, Captain Takahiro Nishiyama, Commander Escort Division Four accompanied by the Commanding Officer JMSDF Samidare, Commanding Officer of the Japan Coast Guard Somalia Dispatch Investigation Team and Mr Yamashita, Japan Coast Guard Attaché/ Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan called on Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command and interacted with him…

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Maritime forces from Japan, UK, US practice submarine hunting in Philippine Sea

December 21, 2018 – For the first time, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Navy and U.S. Navy joined forces for a trilateral exercise, Dec. 21-22, held in waters south of Japan. Focused on anti-submarine warfare, the exercise featured drills with JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183), RN Type 23 frigate, HMS Argyll (F231), and a U.S. Navy submarine. “This exercise provided an unprecedented opportunity to work together in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Rear Adm. James Pitts, commander of U.S. Submarine Group 7. “Working together…

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JMSDF Shadows Type 054A Xuzhou

December 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – On the trends of Chinese naval vessels On December 11 (Tuesday) at 3 pm, belong to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 5th Aviation Group “P-3C” (Na Kaoru), but the Chinese Navy Jankai Class Xuzhou (530) heading southward in the waters of about 70 km west of Kumejima (Okinawa Prefecture) After that, the ship navigated south east of the sea area between Okinawa main island and Miyakojima, towards the Pacific Ocean I confirmed sailing. Integration Board of Auditors Division Presentation materials

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Australia’s Monitoring and Surveillance Activities Against Illegal Ship-to-Ship Transfers

November 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – Australia has decided again to engage in its monitoring and surveillance activities by aircraft for the third time this year against illicit maritime activities, including ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean-flagged vessels prohibited by United Nations Security Council Resolutions(UNSCRs), based in Kadena Air Base from the beginning of December, subject to the United Nations Status of Forces Agreement (UN SOFA). Australia and Canada had conducted monitoring and surveillance activities by aircraft based in Kadena Air Base for about one month from the end of April…

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Trilateral mine warfare exercise puts RAN Minehunters to the test

November 22, 2018 – At the largest gathering of mine warfare dedicated vessels seen in Japanese waters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have joined with 22 ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Navy (USN) to participate in the first joint mine warfare exercise in the region, Exercise HYUGA NADA 18. Over the next week the combined units will focus on conducting joint training in mine hunting, underwater explosive ordnance disposal, underwater mine disposal vehicle operations and joint interoperability activities. For Gascoyne’s Operations Officer, Lieutenant…

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RFS Severomorsk in Russian-Japanese Exercises in the Gulf of Aden

November 10, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the Russian-Japanese anti-piracy naval doctrine began in the Gulf of Aden, in which warships of the Russian Navy and Japanese Navy take part. The Russian side is a large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk”, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Indian Ocean. From the Japanese side, the squadron “Ikazuti” participates in the exercise. Such interaction between the sailors of the Northern Fleet and the Japanese Navy is carried out for the first time in the history of the…

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Japan Renews Horn of Africa Mission for Another Year

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Regarding the number of pirates and other incidents occurring off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, more than 200 cases occurred annually from 2009 to 2011, but the number of cases of piracy, etc. occurred in the international community including anti-piracy activities by SDF troops Due to continuous efforts, we are currently at a low level. However, poverty in Somalia, the fundamental cause of creating pirates, has not yet been solved, and the situation remains unchanged in circumstances where you must…

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JMSDF Acknowledges Allies’ Assistance in North Korea Monitoring

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense and the SDF are monitoring waters suspected of violating UN Security Council resolutions in order to prevent “settlements”, and since January this year, since 10 cases that are strongly suspected of implementing ” I have made public. About one month from the end of April this year and about one month from mid September against the United States against illegal marine activities including North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution Half, based on the US Army…

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Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF Work Together During Cooperative Deployment

October 29, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JSMDF) ship the Murasame-class destroyer JS Kirasame (DD 104) conducted maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 21-28. During the cooperative deployment, Ronald Reagan Strike Group units and Kirasame conducted multiple exercises including ship maneuvering, communications, a fueling-at-sea, a replenishment-at-sea and Naval Liason Officers exchanges between the Kirasame and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) to promote interoperability between the two maritime forces. JMSDF Capt. Shingo Motomura and several of his…

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US, JSDF & RCN Kick off Exercise Keen Sword

October 13, 2018 – Units from the U.S. military and Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) will conduct exercise Keen Sword beginning Oct. 29, 2018. The biennial exercise is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. forces and the JSDF. Two Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships (HMCS Calgary and MV Asterix) will participate in the maritime portion of the exercise for the first time. This year’s iteration will feature the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid…

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Ronald Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF Participate in Cooperative Deployment

October 10, 2018 – The Ronald Reagan Strike Group and the helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) conducted maritime operations during a cooperative deployment in the Philippine Sea, Oct. 9-10. During the cooperative deployment the Ronald Reagan Strike Group units and Izumo conducted maneuvering exercises, communications exercises and divisional training to promote interoperability among the two maritime forces. Chiefs from Izumo and Escort Division 11 embarked the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and were given tours of the ship’s mess decks, medical facilities and watched fixed-wing flight operations. “It…

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US & Japan Advance New Amphibious Capability

October 7, 2018 – USS Ashland (LSD 48) became the first U.S. Navy ship in the 7th Fleet to conduct amphibious operations with the newly established Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF), Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) troops and their equipment on Oct. 2. JGSDF Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) were recovered by Ashland Sailors and embarked Marines from 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) training as a part of exercise Kaagapay Ng Mga Mandirigma Ng Dagat (KAMANDAG) 2. The ARDB, formed on March 27,…

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