Japan commissions second helicopter destroyer JS Kaga

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter-destroyer, the JS ...

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Report: Japan to deploy JS Izumo to South China Sea

Japan is sending its 24,000-ton helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH-183) on a three-month deployment to the South ...

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USS Carl Vinson trains with JMSDF ships in East China Sea

The U.S. Navy carrier strike group attached to the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson (CVN 70) took part in an at-sea ...

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US, Japanese navy ships conclude drills off Guam

U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships completed their participation in this ...

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US Navy, JMSDF start MultiSail 2017

The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) kicked off the annual bilateral training exercise ...

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Russian, Japanese warships maneuver in the Sea of Japan

Ships from the Russian Pacific Fleet completed their visit to Japan on January 23 where they took part in ...

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Cowra lives commemorated by Australian, Japanese Navy chiefs

Moraitime forces commanders of Australia and Japan met in the Australian city of Cowra in New South Wales to ...

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Raytheon's SM-6 approved for international sales

The U.S. Department of Defense has cleared Raytheon’s Standard Missile-6 for sale to several international ...

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JMSDF, US destroyers meet at sea for holiday gift exchange

Sailors from Japanese destroyer JS Yuugiri (DD 153) and U.S. Navy’s USS Shiloh (CG 67) met at sea to exchange ...

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Japan, US mine warfare specialists work together during 3JA

Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) and members of mine ...

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Japan, US conclude amphibious drill Keen Sword

Sailors from U.S. and Japan concluded the joint amphibious  field training exercise Keen Sword 17. U.S. Navy and ...

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US, Japanese forces in amphibious drill off Guam

U.S. and Japan Self Defense Force service members are set to carry out amphibious operations off of Guam and Tinian ...

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Japan, UK, US Navy chiefs sign maritime cooperation treaty

UK’s Royal Navy is likely to join Japan and U.S. in their South China Sea patrols following a trilateral ...

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Australian-hosted exercise Kakadu begins in Darwin

The 13th iteration of the Australian-hosted multinational maritime exercise Kakadu 2016 began with an opening ...

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US Navy aircraft carrier hosts Japan's defense minister

Japan’s defense minister visited together with the country’s navy chiefs the U.S. Navy’s only ...

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Pacific Partnerships wraps Palau portion aboard JS Shimokita

Pacific Partnership 2016 departed Palau on August 15 aboard JS Shimokita (LST 4002) after completing two weeks of ...

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Japanese, Korean and US destroyers to be equipped with AEGIS

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $490 million contract to equip additional Japanese, Republic of Korea ...

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Japanese destroyers welcome public aboard in Germany

Two Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ships pulled into the German international port of Rostock for a four-day ...

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Post-RIMPAC exercise garners five nations

Ships from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN), Royal Australian Navy ...

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British mine experts observe Japanese 2JA 2016 drill

Royal Navy mine disposal experts watched their Japanese counterparts work during the large-scale exercise 2JA 2016. ...

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JMSDF training squadron to visit Lithuania

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Training Squadron is scheduled to conduct a friendly port visit to Klaipėda ...

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