Spain and Japan Joint PASSEX in the Gulf of Aden

June 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On the morning of Sunday, June 21, the destroyer of the JSMF (Maritime Self-Defense Forces of Japan) “Ohnami” and the frigate “Santa María” met in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and carried out training exercises for the benefit of both units including evolutionary maneuvers, real shooting exercises, communications and flight. The JMSF…

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JMSDF Shadows Liaoning Task Group

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28th (Tuesday), around 9 am, “Kongo” belonging to the JMSDF 5th Guard (Sase Tamotsu), 12th Escort Corps “Umigiri” (Kure) and 5th Aviation Group Affiliation “P-3C” (Na (Hachi) is the Kuznetsov-class air of the Chinese Navy moving northwest in an area about 80 km southeast of Miyakojima. Mother “Liaoning” 1 ship, Lu Yang…

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JS Akebono Conducts Joint Maneuvers With USS America

April 12, 2020 USS America (LHA 6), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit joined Murasame class destroyer JS Akebono (DD 108) for a series of collaborative events while sailing in the Philippine Sea and East China Sea, April 9-11. Operating together for the first time, America and Akebono conducted bilateral communications exercises and division tactics designed to enhance interoperability…

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JMSDF Shadows Type 054A Binzhou

March 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, March 24, around 4:30 pm, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s 3rd Missile Fleet, “Ota (“Sasebo”) travels northeast in a sea area about 150 km southwest of Shimo-Tsumima. One class frigate was identified as Type 054A Binzhou. Later, the ship sailed north through the Tsushima Strait and temporarily entered the Sea of Japan.…

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US & Japan Participate in Resilient Shield 2020

February 21, 2020 – U.S. and Japan Armed Forces will be participating in Resilient Shield 2020 starting Feb. 24, at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise focused on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), designed to test U.S. Naval tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)…

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