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Australia joining multinational Malabar drill again

The Royal Australian Navy will be joining regional partners India, Japan and the United States for another edition of exercise Malabar, which...

International Pacific Vanguard drill kicks off in Sydney

Destroyers from Japan, South Korea and the United States are joining their Australian counterparts for the Pacific Vanguard maneuver.

France to lead La Perouse naval exercise with the Quad in...

A French helicopter carrier and a frigate will be leading the multinational exercise La Perouse in the Bay of Bengal, which will...

China sails aircraft carrier Liaoning through Japan’s Miyako Strait

A total of six Chinese Navy ships, led by aircraft carrier Liaoning, made the transit through the 250 km-wide waterway on Saturday.

Mitsubishi taking over Mitsui’s warship business

The acquisition leaves Mitsubishi Heavy, Japan Marine United Corp. and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. as the only builders of JMSDF vessels.

Japan commissions final Soryu-class submarine JS Toryu (SS-512)

Toryu entered service on March 24 after being launched by Kawasaki in November 2019.

Japan commissions second of two Maya-class destroyers JS Haguro

Japan's Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Maya-class destroyer JS Haguro (DDG 180) in a ceremony in Yokohama on March...

Japan commissions third Awaji-class minesweeper JS Etajima

The minesweeper entered service in a ceremony at the Yokohama shipyard where it was built by the Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU).

Japan commissions third Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship

The Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) commissioned its third catamaran-based Hibiki-class ocean surveillance ship in a ceremony on March 4.

Japan launches lead Mogami-class FFM frigate

JS Mogami is the lead ship of a new class of Japan Maritime Self Defense Force multi-mission FFM frigates.

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