JMSDF Spots DPRK Tanker An San 1 Smuggling POL November 29

Google translation 1. On November 29 th (Friday), the North Korean flagship tanker “AN SAN 1” (IMO number: 7303803) and vessels of unknown shipping name are shipped to the offshore of the East China Sea (offshore 350 km southeast of Shanghai) “Sendai” (Maizuru) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 14 escort group confirmed that it is crossing. 2. Both vessels may have been engaged in some work since they had connected a coil (hose) after crossing, and as a result of a comprehensive judgment by the government, it was decided that the…

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PLA Navy Hospital Ship Peace Ark Sails Through Japanese Waters

Google Translation Around 4:30 am today (June 29), a Chinese Navy hospital ship monitored by the Maritime Self – Defense Force entered Japan ‘s connected waters north of Taisho Island, the Senkaku Islands. After that, the Japan Coast Guard patrol boat sent a radio call to the vessel and monitored and warned, and around 5:30 am on the same day, the ship originated from Japan connected water area in the northeast of Taisho Island Did.

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Suspected transshipment of offshore goods by North Korea’s flagship tanker “YU PHYONG 5”

1. On the morning of June 21, Thursday, June 21, the morning North Korean flagship tanker “YU PHYONG 5” (IMO number: 8605026) and a small ship unknown to the ship were offshore of the East China Sea (offshore of about 400 km southeast of Shanghai) Also on the next Friday, the 22nd (Friday), a small ship of unknown nautical origin which seems to be the same as the previous day with the North Korean flagship tanker “YU PHYONG 5” is on the offshore of the East China Sea “Hama” (Sasebo) belonging…

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JMSDF, DESRON 15 train in the Indo-Pacific

Personnel from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) embarked the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), June 16 – 23. While embarked aboard Reagan, JMSDF and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 participated in bilateral training increasing interoperability between their units. “By sailing and training together we can learn procedures needed for improving operational as well as tactical interoperability in planning and executing processes,” said Captain Koji Saito, Commander, Escort Division Two. The bilateral training included integrating JMSDF and DESRON 15 personnel in carrier strike group support training and an anti-submarine…

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Exercise Malabar 2018 Concludes

Trilateral maritime exercise Malabar 2018 was conducted off the coast of Guam from June 7 through June 16. Initiated in 1992 as an exercise between the U.S. and Indian Navy, Malabar 2018 is the 22nd rendition of the exercise and included the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), a regular participant since 2015. The exercise accomplished maritime interoperability training objectives among the three maritime forces, emphasizing high-end war fighting skills, maritime superiority, and power projection. This is the first year that Malabar was conducted in the Guam operation area. The two-phase…

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Indian, Japanese, U.S. maritime forces begin Exercise Malabar

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in exercise Malabar 2018, June 7 through 16 off the coast of Guam. Malabar began in 1992 and this year marks the 22nd edition of the exercise. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore in Guam, training will include subject matter expert and professional exchanges on carrier strike group operations, maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations, surface and anti-submarine warfare, medical operations, damage control, helicopter operations and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS)…

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Indian, Japanese, U.S. maritime forces to participate in Exercise Malabar

Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and the United States will participate in Exercise Malabar 2018, in mid-summer 2018 off the coast of Guam. Malabar 2018 is the first time the exercise has been conducted off the coast of Guam, and the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security. The exercise will feature both ashore and at-sea training off the coast of Guam in the Philippine Sea. Training…

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Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbine selected to power Japan’s new frigate

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). The selection means Japan is the fifth nation to select the MT30 for a major naval ship building program. Sam Cameron, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President – Defence, said: “Japan’s selection of the MT30 is very significant and means that the three largest users of marine gas turbines, have all endorsed the capabilities of the MT30 and selected it to power significant future programs. “The MT30…

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Latest JMSDF Commissionings in Detail

Google Translation Delivery ceremony · Self-defense ship flag award ceremony Delivery ceremony · What is self-defense ship flag award ceremony?  A ship built at a shipyard is to be handed over to the Ministry of Defense and the ownership of the warship has been relocated, which is to display the flag of self-defense ships on the ship (boat) tail. A warship to be committed becomes a new unit of a unit when it raises a self-defense flag at the ship (boat) tail, and adds it to the organization of the maritime…

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USS Mustin arrives for port visit in Guam

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit March 14 after the conclusion of MultiSail 18. “We had the great opportunity to participate in MultiSail with our JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force) partners and every year our team gets better,” said Cmdr. William Smith, Mustin’s commanding officer. “After five days at sea the crew is ready for some rest and relaxation in beautiful Guam, our home away from home.” Mustin Sailors are able to enjoy a range of experiences while in Guam to include visiting historic…

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Carl Vinson Begins Bilateral Exercise with Japan

The Carl Vinson Strike Group began a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), March 11, during a regularly scheduled deployment in the Western Pacific. Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) are conducting combined operations with Japanese destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) to enhance maritime interoperability between longstanding allies. “Strong maritime partnerships maintain security, stability and prosperity, which the Indo-Pacific region has enjoyed for more than 70 years,” said Rear Adm. John Fuller, the strike group commander. “Collaborating with…

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US & Japan Conduct Resilient Shield 2018

Commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, along with Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, U.S. Air Force assets, and units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), will participate in Resilient Shield 2018, Feb. 16-23. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise held at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. “Resilient Shield is designed to test our tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) against potential regional threats while ensuring Japanese and U.S. forces are well-rehearsed in executing…

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Suspicion of illegal transshipment of offshore goods by North Korean vessels

Google Translation The P-3C (Kanoya) belonging to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Aeronautics Unit in the early February 13th this year, the North Korean flagged tanker “Rye Song Gang No. 1” and the Belize flag shipping tanker “Wan Heng No. 11” , I confirmed that I am sticking at the offshore sea of ​​the East China Sea (offshore of 250 km east of Shanghai). 2. As a result of comprehensive judgment by the government, we came to realize that it is strongly suspected that both vessels were conducting a lawsuit…

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On the trends of submarine submarines and Chinese naval vessels (1st report)

Google Translation On Wednesday, January 10 (Wednesday afternoon), the Maritime Self-Defense Force Episode 6 escort ship “Oonami” (Yokosuka) and the fifth flight group affiliation “P-3C” (Naha) are connecting waters in the east-northeast of Miyakojima (Okinawa Prefecture) I confirmed a submarine to go north west. After that, the submarine continued northwestward, and went out of the connected waters of the northern northeast of Miyakojima in the morning of January 11 (Thursday), into the East China Sea. Furthermore, the submarine confirmed that it entered Japan’s connected watershed in the morning of January…

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DPRK lashes out at Japan for joining military drill with US

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday lashed out at Japan for strengthening military cooperation with the United States, calling it an anti-DPRK move. The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had vowed that Japan would “keep itself on a high alert based on the firm Japan-U.S. alliance” after the DPRK test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile late last month. Accusing Tokyo of “building public opinion, reversing black and white,” the commentary said Japan “is motivated by the cunning calculation…

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