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Japan commissions 2nd Li-ion powered Taigei-class submarine Hakugei

Japan has commissioned its second Taigei-class air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarine JS Hakugei (SS 514) in a ceremony at Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Kobe...

Japan buys carrier landing system used by US Navy

The system is scheduled to be deployed on the JMSDF’s helicopter-destroyer-turned-aircraft-carrier JS Izumo in 2024.

Japan commissions third Mogami-class frigate in 10 months

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) has commissioned its third Mogami-class frigate JS Noshiro at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries's Nagasaki Shipyard.

Japan’s newest destroyer class completes SM-3, SM-2 missile trials

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed a two-week live fire demonstration involving...

United States clears SM-6 missile sale to Japan

Japan is one of three countries other than the United States looking to integrate the SM-6 on its destroyers.

Japan launches third Taigei-class submarine Jingei

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launched the third Taigei-class submarine for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) at its Kobe yard on October...

N. Korea launches 2nd ballistic missile as Japan, ROK, US forces...

North Korea has carried out a second ballistic missile launch in less than a week as forces from the US Navy, Republic...

Japan launches fifth Mogami-class frigate Yahagi

Japan has launched the fifth Mogami-class frigate JS Yahagi in a naming and launching at the Nagasaki Works shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy...

US deploys carrier strike group off North Korea for first time...

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) is leading a carrier strike group on a bilateral exercise with the Japan...

Japan commissions first Mogami-class frigate JS Kumano

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) held a commissioning ceremony for its first Mogami-class multi-mission frigate in Okayama on March 22.

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