Communist China Threatens Japan Over Senkaku Islands

May 27 — Some recent actions taken by Japan, in total disregard of the basic norms governing international relations, has grossly interfered in China’s internal affairs, deliberately hyped up the so-called “China’s military threat”, and groundlessly accused China’s legitimate maritime activities. China firmly opposes that and has lodged stern representation with the Japanese side, said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson…

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BAE Systems to Improve US Navy Mk 41 VLS

May 18, 2021 – BAE Systems, Inc. has won a U.S. Navy competition to serve as the design agent for the mechanical portion of the Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS). The contract calls for BAE Systems to provide design, development, test, product improvement, and sustaining support for current and legacy VLS systems. BAE Systems will also continue to design…

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Japan & Australia Sign Agreement on joint research on fluid and acoustic performance of vessels

May 11, 2021 (Google Translation) – On the 10th, the Ministry of Defense and the Australian Ministry of Defense signed an agreement on joint research on fluid performance and fluid acoustic performance of ships. In this joint research, taking advantage of the characteristics of the test facilities in Japan and Australia, the water flow around the marine propulsion device in…

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Japan Applauds Australian Efforts Toward North Korea

February 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Australia’s vigilance and surveillance activities against illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-registered vessels In response to illegal maritime activities, including the “ship-to-ship” of North Korean-flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution, Australia will hold the U.S. Forces Japan in Japan from early March to late March under the UN…

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Nimitz CSG Concludes Malabar 2020 Phase II

November 20, 2020 – Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States on Nov. 20 completed Phase II of the multi-lateral naval exercise Malabar 2020. The exercise improved integration between Australian, Indian, Japanese, and U.S. maritime forces and provide an opportunity to conduct engagements highlighting cooperation between allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific. “The exercises conducted during MALABAR…

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USS Antietam Returns to Yokosuka Following 260-day Deployment

November 10, 2020 – USS Antietam (CG 54) returned to Naval Station Yokosuka following a successful deployment. The return marked the end of a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Antietam’s success in this demanding operating environment and during deployment is attributed to my Sailors doing the right thing every day,” said Capt. Russell Caldwell, commanding…

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