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USS <em>Ronald Reagan</em>, JS <em>Izumo</em> Conduct Bilateral Exercises in South China Sea
June 26, 2019
USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Conduct Bilateral Exercises in South China Sea
For the second time this month, the two flattops conducted naval drills in the contested waters.
USS Ronald Reagan, JS Izumo Conduct Bilateral Exercises in South China Sea
Vietnam, Japan Conduct Naval Exercise
June 19, 2019
Vietnam, Japan Conduct Naval Exercise
The Vietnamese People’s Navy and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force held a joint naval exercise earlier this week.
Vietnam, Japan Conduct Naval Exercise
Japan’s Largest Flattop Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Port
June 17, 2019
Japan’s Largest Flattop Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Port
The first-of-class JS Izumo made a port call in Vietnam this month, as part of its annual Indo-Pacific deployment.
Japan’s Largest Flattop Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Port
Largest Japanese Warship Joins US Supercarrier for Bilateral Deployment in South China Sea
June 13, 2019
Largest Japanese Warship Joins US Supercarrier for Bilateral Deployment in South China Sea
The vessels conducted a range of bilateral drills.
Largest Japanese Warship Joins US Supercarrier for Bilateral Deployment in South China Sea
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
June 12, 2019
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
The U.S. and Japanese carriers jointly participated in a number of naval drills to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Carrier to Visit Vietnam This Month
June 10, 2019
Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier to Visit Vietnam This Month
As part of its Indo-Pacific deployment this year, the JS Izumo is slated to make a port call in Vietnam.
Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier to Visit Vietnam This Month
Trump Tours Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Carrier Hailing its Future F-35B Capability
May 28, 2019
Trump Tours Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier Hailing its Future F-35B Capability
The U.S. president boarded the flattop along with the Japanese prime minister on May 28 wrapping up his Japan trip.
Trump Tours Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier Hailing its Future F-35B Capability
Japanese Flattop and Destroyer Conduct Joint Naval Drill With Indian Stealth Frigate
May 27, 2019
Japanese Flattop and Destroyer Conduct Joint Naval Drill With Indian Stealth Frigate
Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force conducted a joint exercise in the Andaman Sea last week.
Japanese Flattop and Destroyer Conduct Joint Naval Drill With Indian Stealth Frigate
US, Japan Conduct Cooperative Naval Deployment in Strait of Malacca
May 21, 2019
US, Japan Conduct Cooperative Naval Deployment in Strait of Malacca
The exercise placed the spotlight on one of the region’s most important strategic chokepoints.
US, Japan Conduct Cooperative Naval Deployment in Strait of Malacca
Trump to Inspect Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
May 09, 2019
Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
The U.S. president will likely board the Japanese flattop during a state visit to Japan in late May.
Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
Japan Approves Plans to Convert <i>Izumo</i>-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
December 19, 2018
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
Japan’s two largest warships will be converted into aircraft carriers over the next five years.
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
Japan to Convert <i>Izumo</i>-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
December 12, 2018
Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to upgrade one of its flattops into a full-fledged aircraft carrier.
Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
May 02, 2018
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
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.
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
An F-35B for Japan's <em>Izumo</em>-class: Obstacles and Challenges
March 23, 2018
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
What does Japan need to consider before pursuing F-35B fighters for its helicopter destroyers?
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
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
Blueprints reveal that Japan's latest class of helicopter destroyers has been designed to operate the F-35B.
Source: Japan's Largest Warship Was Designed as an Aircraft Carrier
Japan Plans to Convert the <em>Izumo</em>-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
January 07, 2018
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Recent Japanese Ministry of Defense leaks are suggestive of plans to convert these so-called helicopter destroyers.
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
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