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JAPAN / 日本

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Japan @ Google Maps: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@37.12485 ... a=!3m1!1e3


Japan's new 'helicopter destroyer' ship, 'Izumo' entered service 25th March 2015



1. Izumo (DDH-183) Commissioned 2015
2. TBA (DDH-184) Expected 2017

Type: 'helicopter destroyer'
Displacement: 19,500 tonnes empty, 27,000 tons full load
Length: 248 m (814 ft)
Beam: 38 m (125 ft)
Draft: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Depth: 33.5 m (110 ft)
Installed power: 112,000 hp (84,000 kW)
Propulsion: COGAG, two shafts
4 × GE/IHI LM2500IEC gas turbine
Speed: 30 kn (56 km/h)
Complement: 970 including crew and troops
Sensors and processing systems:
OYQ-12 combat direction system
FCS-3 fire control system
OPS-50 AESA radar
OPS-28 surface-search radar
OQQ-23 bow sonar
Electronic warfare and decoys:
NOLQ-3D-1 EW suite
Mark 36 SRBOC
Anti-torpedo mobile decoy (MOD)
Floating acoustic jammer (FAJ)
Armament:
2 × Phalanx CIWS
2 × SeaRAM CIWS
Aircraft carried:
7 ASW helicopters and 2 SAR helicopters
28 aircraft maximum

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Japan is to join the US and Australia for the first time for war games in July. http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filip ... a-tensions

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Japan has been part of the maritime exercises where also Singapore is chipping in, to guarantee the freedom of navigation in the Straits, for about 15 years, only missing it in the year of the tsunami.

Freedom of navigation can be read to be a "weak" scenario, as China is currently as dependent on that freedom as Japan is.
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E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft

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Japan has put in a FMS of 4x E-2D Hawkeye for 1.7 B USD

http://www.dsca.mil/sites/default/files ... 5-34_0.pdf

The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of four (4) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, ten (10) T56-A-427A engines (8 installed and 2 spares), eight (8) Multifunction Information Distribution System Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT), four (4) APY-9 Radars, modifications, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, ferry services, aerial refueling support, U.S. Government and contractor logistics, engineering, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.7 billion.

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Is there a reason why JASDF chose E2s rather than E3s when they wanted an AWACS? Cost perhaps (either procurement or operational or both even)?

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Foxbat wrote:Is there a reason why JASDF chose E2s rather than E3s when they wanted an AWACS? Cost perhaps (either procurement or operational or both even)?

Japan already has a mix of E2 and E767 of which were up graded not so long ago, I am assuming that the new build E2 might be just replacements for early E2, but don't hold me to that as I am only speculating at the moment as I haven't really looked into it.

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Nono I meant why they originally went for E2s (in the 80s/90s I think?) not why they're going for E2s now ;)

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Unveiled 30FF or DEX Next Generation Vessel Concept for the JMSDF
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In its latest "Defense and space domain briefing" Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) unveiled a new surface combatant concept. Not much information is available but this new concept may be MHI's vision for the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) next generation 3000 tons class Frigate known as "30FF" or FFX.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2821

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Japan Becomes First V-22 Export Customer
Japan is now officially set to become the first foreign operator of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey after signing a $332 million contract for five of the tiltrotor aircraft.

The foreign military sale – announced on 14 July by the US Department of Defense – is likely to lead to follow-on orders.

The US State Department notified Congress in May that Japan had requested a purchase of up to 17 V-22B Block C aircraft worth $3 billion, which agrees with Tokyo’s latest five-year budget plan.
Read More: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... er-414638/

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No 35 B,s though

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Japan's JMSDF May Patrol South China Sea to Limit China's Claims and Island Expansions
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Japanese military (and former Chief of Navy), declared that China’s unwavering stance on various territorial disputes and the number of artificial islands it is constructing have led Japan to consider patrolling the South China Sea and conducting surveillance there. Japan’s top military commander is on an official visit to Washington.
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Japan's rising concerns have resulted in recent discussions as to whether it should patrol the South China Sea, and implement anti-submarine activities.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2913

South China Sea is set to become an increasingly interesting place throughout this century

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There have been reports that by 2030 there will be an estimated 300 submarines in this area ,apparently there are demonstrations that "large helicopter destroyers" configured with asw helicopters are needed to counter this .

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Japan Defense Ministry Unveiled Details of "27DD" Class Railgun & Laser armed AEGIS Destroyer
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According to the Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) request for proposal (RfP) to bidding contractors, the 27DD destroyers will incorporate a number of design changes compared to the first batch of Atago class guided missile destroyers.

First, the hull of 27DD has been enlarged to an empty displacement of 8,200 tons compared to the original Atago's 7,700 tons. It is believed in the Japanese defense community that the enlargement of the hull was conceived in order to provide a necessary growth space for advanced naval weapon systems that are currently under development in Japan, and will be incrementally added to the ships' arsenal as they are developed -- such as railguns and laser point-defense systems.
http://navyrecognition.com/index.php?op ... ew&id=2925

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Japan Requested Aegis Combat System & Equipment Sale For New Class of Destroyer
The U.S. State Department gave its green light to Japan’s planned $1.5 billion procurement of Lockheed Martin-built MK 7 Aegis combat systems and associated equipment for a new class of guided missile destroyers through the U.S.’ foreign military sales program.
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The ACS/UWS/CEC support ship construction for a new ship class of DDGs based upon a modified Atago-class hull (Ship class not yet named)
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=2982

Pretty sure those are for the new 27DD class mentioned above

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Japan Second Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-184 to be Named and Launched August 27
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A video taken by a Japanese spotter shows the construction on Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) second Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-184 is almost complete with the mast now in place. In addition, the JMSDF announced that the vessel will be named and launched in the water at the JMU Japan Marine United Corporation shipyard in Yokohama Isogo during an official ceremony on August 27.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=3008

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And it is done...

Japan Named and Launched its 2nd Izumo Class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-184 "Kaga"
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Today, around 14:30 of August 27, 2015 (Thursday), Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) launched its second Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer. The vessel was officially name "Kaga" (hull number DDH-184) during the ceremony at the JMU Japan Marine United Corporation shipyard in Yokohama Isogo.

Kaga was an aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the third to enter service, named after the former Kaga Province in present-day Ishikawa Prefecture.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=3048

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Another step towards the US-guided Japanese constitutional change for militarisation:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34275968

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Japan to Test its New XASM-3 Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile Against Shirane-class Destroyer
Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that it will conduct a live fire experiment of the new XASM-3 supersonic anti-ship missile in the Sea of Japan next year. The missile will be tested against a decommissioned Destroyer of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). XASM-3 is currently in development by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japanese MoD to replace the existing ASM-1 and ASM-2 missiles.
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... ew&id=3241

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Britain could be sending RAF Typhoons to Japan in 2016 for exercises with the Japanese.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defe ... with-japan
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SNA 2016: Juliet Marine Systems in Talks With Japan About New Sentry SWATH USV
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During the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium held last week near Washington DC, Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) was showcasing a scale model of its newly introduced Sentry small-waterplane-area twin hull (SWATH) unmanned surface vehicle (USV). Navy Recognition learned at the show that the US company is in discussions with Japan for a possible Sentry procurement.
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Gregory Sancoff, President and CEO of JMS told Navy Recognition during the show "We are talking to Japan for about 20 Sentry USVs. They would be ideal for patrol and surveillance missions in Japanese coastal area". According to Sancoff, JMS recently discussed with South Korean and Israeli officials as well, but regarding the manned GHOST vessel. The GHOST is fitted with a modular mission payload bay with numerous military configuration options. JMS CEO showed us scale model of GHOST fitted with 47 vertical launch tubes for the Lockheed Martin Nemesis missile. He said Lockheed and JMS have worked together on missile integration for the GHOST platform. The Sentry USV is fitted with a similar modular mission payload bay.
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New pictures of Japan's ATD-X Shinshin 5th gen aircraft demonstrator
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New pictures of the Japan-made Advanced Technology Demonstrator – X (ATD-X) have been released on the internet by Japanese daily newspaper Sankei Shimbun. The first prototype of the future F-3 5th gen fighter aircraft has been showcased today, Jan. 28, to industrial representatives and local press by Japan Air Self-Defense Forces officials.
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Time for the UK & Japan to cooperate on a new future fighter?

All the F35b to the Navy eventually, Typhoons replaced by new aircraft?

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