Tag Archives: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Japanese MoD Voices Concern Over Russian Naval Exercises

Japanese MoD Voices Concern Over Russian Naval Exercises

Russian and Chinese ships were spotted by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Photos courtesy of the Japanese Joint Staff Office

Japan’s defense minister raised concerns about Russia’s recent naval activities in the Sea of Japan, citing the size of the exercise and increased tension with Ukraine.

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Carl Vinson Deployment Was Navy's Test Case for 5th-Gen Aviation, Pacific Carrier Operations

Carl Vinson Deployment Was Navy’s Test Case for 5th-Gen Aviation, Pacific Carrier Operations

An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on Jan. 14, 2022. US Navy Photo

ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CARL VINSON, OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA – USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) pulled into its homeport of San Diego, Calif., on Monday after a six-and-a-half month deployment that saw the carrier operating exclusively in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More

Aussie Big Deck Adelaide Suffers Power Outage During Tonga Aid Operations

Aussie Big Deck Adelaide Suffers Power Outage During Tonga Aid Operations

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide sits alongside Nuku’alofa to deliver humanitarian stores and medical supplies as part of OP TONGA ASSIST 22. Australian Defence Department Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide (L01), currently engaged in humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Tonga, has suffered a power outrage, the Australian Department of Defence confirmed today. Read More

Carrier USS Carl Vinson, Essex Amphibious Ready Group Drill in the South China Sea

Carrier USS Carl Vinson, Essex Amphibious Ready Group Drill in the South China Sea

From left, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG-77), Wasp-class landing helicopter dock USS Essex (LHD-2), Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), and Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Alan Shephard (T-AKE-3) transit the South China Sea on Jan. 13, 2022. US Navy Photo

KULALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and Essex Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are now drilling in the South China Sea. Read More

Japanese Cabinet Approves $47B Defense Budget

Japanese Cabinet Approves $47B Defense Budget

JS Kumano(FFM-2) left front view at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Tamano Shipyard Nov. 19, 2020.

Japan’s Cabinet approved a record 5.4 trillion yen (U.S. $47 billion) for its defense budget for fiscal year 2022, marking a record high for eight consecutive years, amidst Japanese concern about its capabilities to meet the threats posed by China, North Korea and Russia. Read More

Chinese Carrier Group Drills in Pacific Ocean; Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Exercise with Australia

Chinese Carrier Group Drills in Pacific Ocean; Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Exercise with Australia

China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2018. PLA Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – A six-ship People’s Liberation Army Navy carrier group led by aircraft carrier Liaoning (16) is currently operating in the Pacific Ocean, according to releases from the Japanese military. Read More