Jump to content


Photo

Guess The Japanese Are Getting Serious


  • Please log in to reply
739 replies to this topic

#641 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 27 June 2019 - 0638 AM

Mine Warfare Force 1 of the JMSDF conducted joint-training with the US in mine-sweeping in the waters around Iwo-to from June 15th to June 24th. Participants included JS Uraga, 7 other minesweepers, and a total of about 500 personnel from both the US and Japan.

minesweep1.jpg

Five more images in the spoiler

Spoiler
https://www.facebook...TW5KQ&__tn__=-R


  • 0

#642 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 27 June 2019 - 0932 AM

Abe has met many of the other world leaders already. Even Xi.
  • 0

#643 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 27 June 2019 - 2027 PM

http://www.tank-net....42272&p=1421195


  • 0

#644 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 0433 AM

JS Maya on sea trials. She's planned to be commissioned by March 2020.

maya.jpg


  • 0

#645 Stuart Galbraith

Stuart Galbraith

    Just Another Salisbury Tourist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 55,172 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 0435 AM

Reminds me strongly of an Arleigh Burke.


  • 0

#646 Rick

Rick

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 4,112 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 0441 AM

Awesome bridge in the background.


  • 0

#647 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 0503 AM

Reminds me strongly of an Arleigh Burke.

 

It has many similarities with the Burke-class. But its a tad bigger and heavier. Same number of VLS though, so don't really know why longer and heavier. It uses a new propulsion system called COGLAG for more efficient fuel use. Among the Burkes, a new fuel efficient hybrid electric drive train was installed on USS Truxtun a few years ago. There was a plan to upgrade more Burkes with it but the plan was cancelled due to budget limits.


  • 0

#648 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 0504 AM

Awesome bridge in the background.

 

That bridge is the Tokyo Bay Aqua Bridge viewed from near Yokosuka.


  • 0

#649 Nobu

Nobu

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,117 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 0852 AM

Today military self sufficiency, tomorrow political.
  • 0

#650 Tim the Tank Nut

Tim the Tank Nut

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 5,929 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 1637 PM

Is the Maya considered a cruiser or a DDG?


  • 0

#651 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 1726 PM

DDG.
  • 0

#652 Nobu

Nobu

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,117 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 1821 PM

The new Maya does not quite classify as a cruiser. Something to look forward to.


Edited by Nobu, 28 June 2019 - 1822 PM.

  • 0

#653 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 1933 PM

There will be one more Maya-class DDG but after that small surface ships are currently planned for the next 10 years. A 5000 ton class that is to be made in many numbers, probably to replacethe older destroyers. And a new class of ships that are corvette size. These corvettes are called patrol ships or 哨戒艦 which is different then the DDEs, DDs, DDGs, and DDHs, which are all termed as "escort ship" or 護衛艦. In the long term plan, while the number of "escort ships" remains the same as the previous long term plan of 54 ships, twelve patrol ships are planned.
  • 0

#654 Nobu

Nobu

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,117 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 1941 PM

The Mayas will prove useful in complementing one F35 carrier apiece in the not so distant future. More to come.
  • 0

#655 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 28 June 2019 - 2309 PM

32 out of the 54 "escort ships" form four flotillas. Each flotilla is centered on 1 DDH and 2 DDGs. The names of the DDHs and DDGs in each flotilla go as follows.

Escort Flotilla 1: Izumo, Kongo, Hatakaze, +5 others

Escort Flotilla 2: Ise, Ashigara, Kirishima, +5 others

Escort Flotilla 3: Hyuga, Atago, Myoko, +5 others

Escort Flotilla 4: Kaga, Chokai, Shimakaze, +5 others

Hatakaze and Shimakaze are the last old non-aegis DDGs so, like you imagined, it seems likely the two Maya ships will fill in their spots within the flotillas that will have the F-35 capable Izumo and Kaga.

Edited by JasonJ, 28 June 2019 - 2316 PM.

  • 0

#656 Nobu

Nobu

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,117 posts

Posted 29 June 2019 - 0401 AM

Nippon Steel has officially lost its appeal in Korean court against compensation of another group of individual Korean wartime forced and slave labor plaintiffs this week. I am not optimistic about Mitsubishi's appeal against the same.

 

The question is how serious the response of Japan and Japanese to escalating Korean lawfare will be.

 

The answer is that the Japanese Navy's new Maya class battle destroyers will prove themselves useful in other ways as well.


Edited by Nobu, 29 June 2019 - 0401 AM.

  • 0

#657 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 29 June 2019 - 0837 AM

Of course South Koreans tend to go on strike quite often even at South Korean companies. Sometimes I think a little too much is extrapolated.
  • 0

#658 Nobu

Nobu

    Crew

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 3,117 posts

Posted 29 June 2019 - 1132 AM

Reports are now also indicating that Korean lawyers are preparing additional lawsuits on behalf of other wartime slave labor plaintiffs. The legal breach has been made, and these Koreans are now preparing to exploit it.

 

The concern is the potential for the precedent set for individual Korean slave labor plaintiffs to be expanded to those of others, such as the millions of slave laborers employed in the Japanese factories and mines in the colony of Manchukuo during the war.

 

If Korea's lawfare against Japan and Japanese continues, this will not end well. Ships such as the new Maya class battle destroyers will indeed prove to be useful in various ways.


Edited by Nobu, 29 June 2019 - 1136 AM.

  • 0

#659 Mr King

Mr King

    Fat Body

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,418 posts

Posted 29 June 2019 - 1700 PM

gy1k5zes6b731.jpg​


  • 0

#660 JasonJ

JasonJ

    nonbiri

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,129 posts

Posted 29 June 2019 - 2020 PM

Nice picture as usual Mr King.

 

 

Some pictures of the training program by about 40 personnel in the US for the Japanese Osprey.

JapaneseOsprey1.jpg

Two more in the spoiler

Spoiler

https://twitter.com/...369074501062656


  • 0