Raytheon-NASAMS

Air Defence Reawakens

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue - There is renewed urgency to provide air defence systems that not only work in isolation, but can...
Shaanxi-Y-9

Ferreting Around for Secrets

Published in the September/October 2020 Issue – Japan has experienced an increase in visits by Chinese and Russian ISR aircraft, but also has snoops...
Patria-AMV-XP-IFV

Patria AMVXP 8×8 test vehicles on the way to Japan

Patria AMVXP 8x8 vehicles have now been sent from Finland to Japan for test purposes. These vehicles are part of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense...
Kumano -- JMSDF

Japan’s new multirole frigate hits the water

Japan’s Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding (MES) has launched the first of a planned fleet of 22 multi-mission frigates for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The...

Japan launches first Taigei-class diesel-electric attack submarine

The lead boat of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s new Taigei-class (29 SS) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) has been launched by builder Mitsubishi...
JMSDF-JS-Kaga

Regional navies conduct flurry of training exercises

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Asia Pacific naval forces pushed on regional deployments and exercises throughout September. JMSDF's Exercises Notable examples include...
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Rohde & Schwarz contributes to enhanced maritime safety in the Philippines

Rohde & Schwarz contracted to provide secure communications and direction finding systems for two 94 meter multi-role response vessels (MRRV) for the Philippine Coast Guard. Rohde &...
Type-19-155-mm-Wheeled-Self-Propelled-Howitzer-1

Japanese GSDF Moves to Truck Mounted Artillery

The 2019 Japanese Ground Self Defense Force officially unveiled its new Type 19 155 mm Wheeled Self-Propelled Howitzer (Hitokyuu-shiki-sourin-jisou-155mm-ryuudan-hou) at the defense demonstration at the...
SIGINT

Japan’s SIGINT Challenge

While Japan has long been involved in the electronic warfare domain, the country’s navy needs to enhance its strategic EW capabilities. Japan is an Electronic...
F-15J

Japanese ‘Super Eagle’ upgrade work moves ahead

A comprehensive effort to modernise and upgrade the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)’s fleet of F-15J interceptors has progressed following a Direct Commercial Sale...

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