DSCA Approves: Aegis Class Destroyer Support

August 4, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of AEGIS Class Destroyer Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $134 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Japan has requested to…

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JMSDF Trains With USN for MCM Operations

From July 16-31, Mine Warfare Force conducted Mine Warfare training 2021 with the U.S. Navy at Mutsu Bay. 16 minesweepers including JS URAGA and JS BUNGO, P-3C maritime patrol aircrafts, MCH-101 mine sweep helicopters, EOD, the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade from JGSDF and USS Warrior participated in this training. Mine Warfare is a field in which JMSDF has world class…

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Seven nations conduct amphibious training in Exercise Talisman Sabre

The key focus of Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21) is moving from land to sea, as forces from Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom prepare for an action-packed amphibious phase. Activities will be concentrated around the Bowen and Ingham area between 23 and 31 July and will feature air operations, beach-landings, armored…

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JS Atago conducted joint training with US Navy EA-18G Aircraft

On Jun 5, JS ATAGO conducted joint electronic warfare training in the Japan Sea with EA-18G US Navy electronic warfare aircrafts, to enhance tactical skills and increase Japan-US interoperability. The Self-Defense Fleet improves deterrence and interoperability in response to possible contingencies through regular high-end exercises such as the one we conducted. Despite COVID-19, remains responsive and integrate with the US…

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French, Japanese & US Navies Build Logistics Networ, Strengthen Relationships

May 24, 2021 – Combined logistics planning by the French Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy culminated in ships from each country exercising its ability to sustain each other at sea. Throughout May, the French Navy’s Jeanne d’Arc amphibious task group conducted replenishments-at-sea with the U.S. Navy and JMSDF in separate events that the three…

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