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The United States and Japan on Monday began a drill in California that simulates retaking remote islands using MV-22 Osprey aircraft for landing exercises, at the request of the U.S. military. It is the first time the Ground, Maritime and Air Self-
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Monday the government has identified the country whose submarine was detected while submerged the previous day near Okinawa and will call for such encroachments to cease. Onodera did not disclose the country,
Japan's National Police Agency and Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force have separately received Eurocopter EC135 helicopters. The deliveries of the twin-engine aircraft occurred last week and were performed by Eurocopter's Japanese subsidiary.
A native of Ishikawa, Kawara took charge of the agency in 1987. He stepped down the following year after a Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine was involved in a fatal collision with a fishing boat. After serving as construction minister for about a
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force has awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to provide software and ancillaries for its MCH-101 helicopter Airborne Mine Countermeasures project. Published: Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM Recommended
Japanese waters of two North Korean spy boats off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture in March 1999...In the joint exercise, six vessels, including a destroyer and patrol boats, and two helicopters will be deployed...Ground Self-Defense Force
His comments were made at a time when territorial rows between Japan and neighboring countries, including China and South Korea, have become more serious. U.S., Australian and Singaporean navies participated in the fleet review.
Cossa added that no Southeast Asian country wanted to have conflict in the region and that all states within it respect ideas like sovereignty and international law. The bad news is that quite a few countries have different interpretations of what it
Also of interest The San Diego-based amphibious assault ship Essex will be among the largest warships to participate in Rimpac 2012. US Navy Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac) -- the huge multi-nation maritime war-games held every two years -- is getting
This could only be stated by people completely unfamiliar with naval exercises...Of the many types of naval gunfire exercises, it's the only one where an actual ship is the target...In a normal sink exercise, to ensure the safety of all ships,