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Chinese Liaoning Carrier Strike Group Now in East China Sea, PLA Drones Operating Near Japan

Chinese Liaoning Carrier Strike Group Now in East China Sea, PLA Drones Operating Near Japan

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning in the Philippine Sea. JSDF Photo

Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Liaoning Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is operating in the East China Sea following two weeks in the Philippine Sea. The CSG is now likely heading home after its brief Western Pacific patrol. Meanwhile, Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been transiting the Miyako Strait from the East China Sea into the Pacific and returning the same way on Sunday and Monday, according to the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Read More

F-35B Upgrades Near Completion Aboard Japanese Warship Kaga

F-35B Upgrades Near Completion Aboard Japanese Warship Kaga

JS Kaga with its deck modifications. Picture by shipspotter @betafujihara via Naval News

Modification work turning Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Kaga into an F-35B aircraft carrier are nearing completion at a dock in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, located in the western part of Japan’s Honshu Island. Read More

Russian, Chinese Naval Exercise Wraps in East China Sea

Russian, Chinese Naval Exercise Wraps in East China Sea

A People’s Liberation Army Navy helicopter takes off from Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning in the Philippine Sea. JSDF Photo

The Russian Navy and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) wrapped up their Joint Sea 2022 exercise in the East China Sea on Tuesday. The Russian surface action group transited northeast through the Tsushima Strait while the PLAN Liaoning Carrier Strike Group (CSG) continued its deployment to the Philippine Sea. Read More

Japanese PM Kishida Renews Calls for Expanded Defense Spending

Japanese PM Kishida Renews Calls for Expanded Defense Spending

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida tours the hangar, led by Capt. Michael Sweeny, commander, Carrier Air Wing 5, aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), during the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Fleet Review 2022, in the Sagami Wan, Nov. 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reiterated his country’s commitment to expanding Japan’s defense capabilities to deal with those who would jeopardize the peace and security of other countries, in a speech this week aboard destroyer helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183). Read More

USS Tripoli Arrives in Singapore as Chinese Warships Continue to Operate Near Japan

USS Tripoli Arrives in Singapore as Chinese Warships Continue to Operate Near Japan

Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) board an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced) operating from amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) on Aug. 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA-7) is now docked in Singapore for a port call, having arrived at Changi Naval Base on Wednesday following an underway in the South China Sea. Read More

Chinese Carrier Strike Group Liaoning Returns From Deployment

Chinese Carrier Strike Group Liaoning Returns From Deployment

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning (16) refuels underway during a December 2021 deployment. PLAN Photo

The post has been updated to correct the type of fighters embarked aboard the PLAN carrier Liaoning. The fighters are J-15s not JF-17s.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The People’s Liberation Army Navy Liaoning carrier group returned to its homeport of Qingdao on Dec. 30 after a successful training deployment according to a PLAN official release. Read More