Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Australisa joining again?

India Likely to Invite Australia to Join Exercise Malabar 2017

This isn't necessarily true, said Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta, Flag Officer Commanding of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet.

Escort duty

Japanese Helicopter Carrier JS Izumo Authorized to use Force to Protect US Navy Supply Ship

Izumo has been ordered to safeguard the U.S. Navy supply ship until they both reach the Pacific side off Shikoku.

Show of force

US, Japanese, French and British Navies to Hold Massive Show of Naval Force against China

Mistral will lead exercises next month near Guam along with warships from her three partners.

In Korea

SEAL Team Six Nuclear Submarine now in South Korea to ‘Foster Outstanding Relations’

Michigan is one of the navy's four missile and special operations submarines converted from Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.

Now off North Korea

Japanese Warships Joining USS Carl Vinson Strike Group in Patrols off North Korea

The Carl Vinson CSG last month took part in joint drills with the Republic of Korea Armed Forces.


Japan’s JS Kaga Helicopter Carrier Enters JMSDF Service; Job is to Destroy Chinese Submarines

The addition of the Kaga brings to four the number of helicopter destroyers in service with the JMSDF.

Escort duty

Duterte Nixes Invitation to Visit JS Izumo, Japan’s Helicopter Carrier

On the other hand, China threatened a firm response if Japan causes trouble in the South China Sea.


U.S. Transforming Japan into Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier Threatening China

The obvious show of force was meant to convey the image of Chinese naval strength to China's two major naval opponents in Asia.

To Africa

Japan Expanding Naval Base in Djibouti to Diminish Chinese Military Power in Africa

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has operated a military base in Djibouti since 2011.


Japanese and Korean Navies Arming More Warships with US Aegis Missile System amid China Tensions

The decision follows a successful joint-missile defense exercise last June i.

Float like a butterfly

Japan to Deploy New V-22 Ospreys to East China Sea

This is the first international sale of the V-22.

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