Subscribe

Tag

Izumo-class

Page 2 of 3
Here Come Japan’s Aircraft Carriers
February 01, 2019

Here Come Japan’s Aircraft Carriers

By Robert Farley
The modification of the Izumos will upend nearly seven decades of defense thinking in Japan, and across East Asia.
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
December 19, 2018

Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s two largest warships will be converted into aircraft carriers over the next five years.

Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
December 12, 2018

Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to upgrade one of its flattops into a full-fledged aircraft carrier.

The Izumo-class's VSTOL Conversions and Japanese Navy Power
November 30, 2018

The Izumo-class's VSTOL Conversions and Japanese Navy Power

By Robert Farley
How many carrier-based F-35s will Japan operate?

Japan Deploys Flotilla to South China Sea
August 30, 2018

Japan Deploys Flotilla to South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
The flotilla consists of three ships, including Japan’s largest helicopter destroyer.
Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months
July 04, 2018

Japan’s Largest Aircraft Carrier to Operate in South China Sea, Indian Ocean for 2 Months

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s largest warship will tour the South China and Indian Ocean for two months beginning in September.

Japan to Dispatch Izumo-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean
July 04, 2018

Japan to Dispatch Izumo-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean

By Ankit Panda
2018 will become the second consecutive year for a Japanese Izumo-class deployment to the Indian Ocean.
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
May 16, 2018

US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. and Japanese fifth-generation stealth fighter jets are training for the first time in northern Japan.

Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
May 02, 2018

Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A study commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Defense concludes that its latest class of helicopter destroyers can be turned into full-fledged aircraft carriers.

An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
March 23, 2018

An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges

By Robert Farley
What does Japan need to consider before pursuing F-35B fighters for its helicopter destroyers?

Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
February 27, 2018

Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Blueprints reveal that Japan's latest class of helicopter destroyers has been designed to operate the F-35B.
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
January 07, 2018

Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?

By Ankit Panda
Recent Japanese Ministry of Defense leaks are suggestive of plans to convert these so-called helicopter destroyers.

Page 2 of 3