naval aviation
Medium: This War Game is a Warning to China

Medium: This War Game is a Warning to China

My second article at Medium, “This War Game is a Warning to China“, is now up. Have at it. Apologies for the late posting, I was on vacation in the Midwest.

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U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

U.S. Military Conducts Naval Drills with Japan & South Korea and Live-fire Exercise with ROKN

It's a busy week for ever emerging East Asian Alliances....

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Japan-Australia Naval Exercises to Kick Off, June 4th

Japan-Australia Naval Exercises to Kick Off, June 4th

The coming week sees the kick-off of Japanese-Australian bilateral exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2012, soon followed by US-Japan-Australia trilateral exercise Pacific Bond 2012

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Japanese Cameras Catch Chinese Naval UAV Again

Japanese Cameras Catch Chinese Naval UAV Again

The Japanese MSDF once more catches a Chinese UAV in flight, but with shots of the deck, might we also learn more of the capacity of the ships carrying them?

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Japanese Light Aircraft Carrier Design: A Critique

Japanese Light Aircraft Carrier Design: A Critique

  ChinaSMACK has a post up on Chinese netizens’ reaction to a Japanese magazine article. The article in question included an artist’s impression of the ATD-X/Shinshin/F-3 fighter downing a Chinese J-20 fighter. Netizen reactions ranged from nationalistic to bemused. Of more interest however is the article the image was taken from, which depicts an indigenous...

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MSDF Helicopter Crashes into Sea, Pilot Missing

MSDF Helicopter Crashes into Sea, Pilot Missing

MSDF Seahawk goes down in Mutsu Bay, Aomori, after hitting the port-side of the Matsuyuki. Pilot is missing and the vehicle is lost.

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A Quick and Cheap Power Projection Alternative for Japan

A Quick and Cheap Power Projection Alternative for Japan

Over at the USNI Blog, Galrahn posted a link to a marketing article by the shipping company Maersk Line. Galrahn calls it “A Potential Plan B for Seabasing“. The article discusses converting Maersk commercial container ships into Afloat Forward Staging Bases, complete with everything from a 14 V-22 Osprey-capable flight deck to the ability to...

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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: Seychelles invites China to set up naval base

Asia Security Watch: Seychelles invites China to set up naval base

The Government of the Seychelles has invited China to establish a naval anti-piracy base on its territory. This could offer Beijing a significant staging point in the Indian Ocean. How would India respond?

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The Mainichi Rides Along with Japan's Senkaku Patrol

The Mainichi Rides Along with Japan's Senkaku Patrol

A reporter with the Mainichi Daily News goes on a ride-along on a MSDF P-3C Orion as it patrols the Senkaku archipelago. On this day, Oct. 13, I have been given the chance to come along with highly trained members of the MSDF’s 5th Aviation Group on a training flight over the East China Sea...

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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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P-1 Patrol Planes Delayed Due to Cracks

P-1 Patrol Planes Delayed Due to Cracks

Cracks on the first four P-1 patrol aircraft have pushed back delivery of the rest of the fleet by at least one fiscal year, if not more.

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