anti-submarine warfare

Dawn Blitz 2013: First Glance

This the first post on Dawn Blitz; I’ll do a second at the conclusion of the exercises, or if something really interesting comes up.  – KM I made a conscious decision to not attend Dawn Blitz 2013. I’ve covered a U.S. – Japanese exercise at Camp Pendleton before, and I had been frustrated by the...

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Australian Warship to 'Embed' with the Seventh Fleet

Australian Warship to ‘Embed’ with the Seventh Fleet

Very much under the radar comes the news that the Adelaide-class guided-missile frigate HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) is about to join the US Seventh Fleet, where it will be  ”embedded” with a US carrier strike group operating out of Yokosuka. Launched in 1980, the warship is only one of four guided-missile frigates operated by the RAN, and...

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WPR Global Insider: Military Dimensions of Japan-Vietnam Cooperation on the Rise

WPR Global Insider: Military Dimensions of Japan-Vietnam Cooperation on the Rise

Shameless Self Promotion Alert: I would like to direct readers to World Politics Review where I participated in an email interview on Japan-Vietnam security cooperation. This is a topic I could have gone into more depth on, and will at a later date, as it is an interesting and quietly taking place development.

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Japan to Sell Subs to Vietnam?

Japan to Sell Subs to Vietnam?

A little late off the mark with this one, but a few interesting pieces of information that might be worth watching out for in 2013. Martin Fackler has written an interesting article over at the New York Times which details Japan’s increasing security influence in Southeast Asia, covered often here at JSW. Some of the...

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Two Large Steps for the Australia-Japan Relationship on the Horizon?

Two Large Steps for the Australia-Japan Relationship on the Horizon?

Two very interesting pieces of news have surfaced in the last two days regarding the Australia-Japan relationship. On Wednesday morning (日) in New York, Japan and Australia, on the heels of the recent two-plus-two dialogue in Sydney, agreed to further deepening of the strategic partnership, and explicitly committed themselves to making a breakthrough on the Economic Partnership Agreement...

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Asia Security Watch: China's new maritime patrol aircraft

Asia Security Watch: China's new maritime patrol aircraft

Maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) are some of the most valuable and versatile platforms for navies and air forces in the Asia-Pacific region. It has now been confirmed by internet sources that China's indigenous MPA programme has literally taken off. Wilson Chau explores the potential purposes for a Chinese MPA.

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Asia Security Watch: ‘Marine Week 2011′ Offers Insight into the ROK’s Current & Future Naval Warfare Trajectory (Part 1)

Asia Security Watch: ‘Marine Week 2011′ Offers Insight into the ROK’s Current & Future Naval Warfare Trajectory (Part 1)

Part one in a review of the various military technologies seen at Marine Week 2011 in Busan.

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Armed XP-1 Patrol Aircraft Pics Emerge

Armed XP-1 Patrol Aircraft Pics Emerge

Pics have emerged of the XP-1 maritime patrol aircraft equipped with Type 91 anti-ship missiles.

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Japan in Military Exercises with Australia, Canada

Japan in Military Exercises with Australia, Canada

This week the Maritime Self Defense Force and Air Self Defense Force is engaged in exercises with Australia and Canada.

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Japan's Armed Force Levels, 2011-2015

Japan’s Armed Force Levels, 2011-2015

  The National Defense Program Guidelines are out in English (click image to enlarge; here for the PDF), reflecting desirable force levels for the 2011-2015 period. Highlights include: - An increase in the submarine fleet from 16 to 22, likely due to the retention of older submarines (Japan tends to retire submarines when they reach...

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Japanese Destroyers Visit India [UPDATED]

Japanese Destroyers Visit India [UPDATED]

JDS Samidare and JDS Umigiri visit Kochi, India.

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The Evolution of the JMSDF Helicopter Destroyer Concept and JS Hyuga

The Evolution of the JMSDF Helicopter Destroyer Concept and JS Hyuga

U.S. Naval War College article, "A New Carrier Race: Strategy, Force Planning, and JS Hyuga."

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