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#721 JasonJ

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 1003 AM

Some footage inside JS Izumo while it was on a long term mission throughout the South China Sea and Indian Ocean that went from April to July of this year.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 0952 AM

Six F-16s and about 100 personnel of the USAF to conduct joint-training with four F-15Js of the JASDF at Misawa Air Base from October 1st to October 4th.

https://www.mod.go.j...019/09/20c.html

 

Twelve F/A-18s and about 170 personnel of the USMC to conduct joint-training with four F-2s and four F-15Js of the JASDF at Misawa Air Base from October 12th to November 4th.

https://www.mod.go.j...019/09/20d.html


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 0921 AM

Rising Thunder 2019 - About 120 personnel of the JGSDF conducted the joint-exercise at Yakima training center with the US Army from August 22nd to September 21st.

https://www.mod.go.j...20190808_02.pdf

 

This video is the third part of a three part series about the crawl, walk, run on a typical light infantry line unit training at Rising Thunder 19. It showcases the live fire exercise. Rising Thunder 2019 is an annual exercise joining the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and is part of Pacific Pathways 19-3. Rising Thunder 2019 is also a United States Army Pacific-sponsored capstone event featuring U.S. Army units from the 7th Infantry Division and the Illinois Army National Guard’s 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 108th Sustainment Brigade. The exercise includes company/platoon unilateral and bilateral training events in two phases, culminating with a bilateral live-fire exercise.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/708758/rising-thunder-run-away-hit-part-3-3-part-series

 

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 0659 AM

Malabar 2019 - Trilateral joint-exercise between the JMSDF, USN, and IN. It'll take place at Sasebo and the water/airspace area south of the Kanto region to be carried out from September 26th to October 4th training in various forms of naval warfare. Participants include JS Kaga, JS Chokai, JS Samidare, JS Omi (a replenishment oiler), and a P-1 from JMSDF. USS McCampbell, a P-8A, and a submarine from the USN. And INS Sahyadri, INS Kiltan, and a P-8I from the IN.

https://www.mod.go.j...09/20190925.pdf


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 0002 AM

The SDF to carry out training in deploying to and carrying out activities abroad to the ME/Africa region in cooperation with partners like the US military. The training goes from September 29th to October 6th. Participant make up is about 20 personnel from the Joint Staff and Intelligence Defense Headquarters, about 90 personnel and one light armored vehicle from the JGSDF, and about 20 personnel and a C-2 from the JASDF. The training locations are Djibouti, Madagascar, and Jordan.
https://www.mod.go.j...20190927_03.pdf
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 1140 AM

Bushido Guardian 19 will be the first iteration of the joint exercise between Japan and Australia and will become the first time those two countries train together in air-to-air training in Japan. It will go from September 11th to October 8th and take place at Chitose and Misawa airbases and the air space around those bases. From the JASDF will be ten F-15Js and three F-2s from the Northern Air Defense Force. From RAAF will be seven F/A-18A/Bs, one KC-30, one C-17, and one C-130J for about 150 personnel mainly from the No. 81 Air Wing, No. 77 Squadron.

https://www.mod.go.j...31/20190906.pdf

 

Some images from the exercise.

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 2158 PM

Malabar 2019 - Trilateral joint-exercise between the JMSDF, USN, and IN. It'll take place at Sasebo and the water/airspace area south of the Kanto region to be carried out from September 26th to October 4th training in various forms of naval warfare. Participants include JS Kaga, JS Chokai, JS Samidare, JS Omi (a replenishment oiler), and a P-1 from JMSDF. USS McCampbell, a P-8A, and a submarine from the USN. And INS Sahyadri, INS Kiltan, and a P-8I from the IN.

https://www.mod.go.j...09/20190925.pdf

 

Some pictures from the exercise.

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 1008 AM

About 20 personnel from the JGSDF Fuji School are to train with 30 personnel of the British Army at Garelochhead Training Camp and Strone Camp from September 29th to October 24th.

https://www.mod.go.j...20190927_02.pdf

 

About 80 personnel with AAV7s from the Rapid Amphibious Deployment Brigade, etc. to participate in the US-Philippines joint exercise "Kamandag 3" held in the Philippines in which about 1400 personnel from the US and about 600 personnel from the Philippines are participating in. The JGSDF training goes from October 6th to October 23rd.

https://www.mod.go.j...df/20191004.pdf

https://rmn.ph/japan...nas-at-amerika/

 

A C-1 and 20 personnel of the JASDF headed to Clark International Airport and Benito Ebuen Air Base in the Philippines for exchanges lasting from July 22nd to July 25th.

https://www.mod.go.j...31/20190719.pdf

 

An EP-3 and an OP-3C of the JMSDF conducted joint-training with an EP-3E of the USN in the East China Sea from October 8th to October 10th.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191001-1.pdf

 

Minesweeper mother ship JS Bungo and minesweeper JS Takashima set out on a 3 month long mission from September 15th to the India Ocean region which includes stops and joint-training at Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They made they stop at the Philippines around September 20th. The next day, JS Asagiri visited the Philippines.

https://www.mod.go.j...09/20190913.pdf

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 0651 AM

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Minesweeper mother ship JS Bungo and minesweeper JS Takashima set out on a 3 month long mission from September 15th to the India Ocean region which includes stops and joint-training at Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They made they stop at the Philippines around September 20th. The next day, JS Asagiri visited the Philippines.

https://www.mod.go.j...09/20190913.pdf

https://globalnation...-goodwill-visit

 

The quoted ships will also head to Bahrain to participate in a US-led international joint-training in mine-warfare and underwater activities in the Bahrain water area which goes from late October through to the mid-November. This exercise had started in 2012, and this time marks the 6th time for the exercise. The JMSDF had participated each time.

https://www.mod.go.j...10/20191011.pdf

 

JS Chokai and JS Shimakaze to conduct joint-training with HMCS Ottawa in waters south of the Kanto region on the 15th and 16th of October.

https://www.mod.go.j...10/20191008.pdf

 

About 30 personnel from the JGSDF, 1st Division, 34th Infantry Regiment, 5th Company to conduct joint-training with about 30 personnel from the Dogra Regiment, 18th Battalion. Training takes place in Mizoram State from October 15th to November 5th.

https://www.mod.go.j...20191010_01.pdf


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 0750 AM

A JASDF C-130H of the 1st Tactical Airlift Group with about 20 personnel to conduct joint-training with an Indian Air Force C-130J, etc. of the No. 31 Wing, No. 87 Squadron. Joint-training is to take place at Arjan Singh Air Base in West Bengal State and go from October 15th to October 25th.

https://www.mod.go.j...31/20191011.pdf

 

Two P-3Cs of the JMSDF will join the US-Philippines Exercise MTA Sama Sama 2019 that is to take place in the waters east of Palawan island and go from October 14th to October 19th. The training is is search and rescue. From the US side is USS Montgomery, USS Germantown, USNS Millinocket, USNS Salvor, USCG Stratton, and  P-8A. The Philippines is particpating with a C-90, one warship, and others.

https://www.mod.go.j...10/20191014.pdf

https://www.dvidshub...ivity-sama-sama


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 0612 AM

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JS Chokai and JS Shimakaze to conduct joint-training with HMCS Ottawa in waters south of the Kanto region on the 15th and 16th of October.

https://www.mod.go.j...10/20191008.pdf

 

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Picture of the above mentioned ships during the joint-training. They trained in ASW, etc.

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HMAS Hobart conducted joint-training with JS Atago on October 15th and 16th in various kinds of naval combat in the waters south of the Kanto region.

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https://www.mod.go.j.../20191021-1.pdf

 

Communication training was also carried out between JS Samidare and Type 52D destroyer Taiyuan on October 16th and between JS Teruzuki and HMS Enterprise on October 18th in the waters south of the Kanto region.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191021-1.pdf


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 1953 PM

About 20 personnel from the JGSDF Fuji School are to train with 30 personnel of the British Army at Garelochhead Training Camp and Strone Camp from September 29th to October 24th.

https://www.mod.go.j...20190927_02.pdf

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Some pictures from the above mentioned training.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 0437 AM

A JMSDF exercise will take place in the waters around Japan which goes from November 4th to November 21st. About 20 warships and about 40 aircraft will participate in the exercise. Other participants include the USN with 5 warships, RAN with 2 warships and 2 aircraft, and RCN with a warship.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191031-3.pdf

 

Cable laying ship JS Muroto with about 120 personnel to train at Guam in cooperation with the USN from October 17th to December 5th.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191015-3.pdf

 

The JASDF to carry out combined training in aerial combat and deployment mobilization in the airspace around Japan and at various air bases from October 26th to November 21st. About 50 aircraft and 3,600 personnel throughout the JASDF are to the participate. Two aircraft from the JMSDF are to also participate.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191025_1.pdf

 

A C-130H and 30 personnel from the JASDF to participate in American high level tactical transport training in Missouri and Arizona. This will become the twelfth time for such training.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191025_2.pdf


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Posted 02 November 2019 - 0755 AM

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About 80 personnel with AAV7s from the Rapid Amphibious Deployment Brigade, etc. to participate in the US-Philippines joint exercise "Kamandag 3" held in the Philippines in which about 1400 personnel from the US and about 600 personnel from the Philippines are participating in. The JGSDF training goes from October 6th to October 23rd.

https://www.mod.go.j...df/20191004.pdf

https://rmn.ph/japan...nas-at-amerika/

 

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A video about the trilateral amphibious training.

 

And some pictures.

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U.S. Marine, Philippine Marine and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members assault amphibious vehicles line up along the shore following an amphibious exercise as part of KAMANDAG 3 at Katungkulan Beach, Marine Barracks Gregorio Lim, Philippines, Oct. 12, 2019. KAMANDAG helps participating forces maintain a high level of readiness and responsiveness, and enhances combined military-to-military relations, interoperability, and multinational coordination. KAMANDAG is an acronym for the Filipino phrase “Kaagapay Ng Mga Manirigma Ng Dagat,” which translates to “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” highlighting the partnership between the U.S. and Philippine militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0023 AM

JS Fuyuzuki conducted joint-training with USS Ronald Reagan and other USN warships from the waters around Okinawa to the waters south of the Kanto region from October 24th to November 2nd.

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https://www.mod.go.j...11/20191102.pdf

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0044 AM

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Two P-3Cs of the JMSDF will join the US-Philippines Exercise MTA Sama Sama 2019 that is to take place in the waters east of Palawan island and go from October 14th to October 19th. The training is is search and rescue. From the US side is USS Montgomery, USS Germantown, USNS Millinocket, USNS Salvor, USCG Stratton, and  P-8A. The Philippines is particpating with a C-90, one warship, and others.

https://www.mod.go.j...10/20191014.pdf

https://www.dvidshub...ivity-sama-sama

 

A few pictures from the joint-training.

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https://www.dvidshub...-sama-sama-2019

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 0339 AM

A JASDF C-130H of the 1st Tactical Airlift Group with about 20 personnel to conduct joint-training with an Indian Air Force C-130J, etc. of the No. 31 Wing, No. 87 Squadron. Joint-training is to take place at Arjan Singh Air Base in West Bengal State and go from October 15th to October 25th.

https://www.mod.go.j...31/20191011.pdf

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A picture (a few more in the following links) from the training.

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https://twitter.com/...753716951670786

https://www.mod.go.j...ease/2019/1025/

 

 

An OH-1 flying at an airshow for the first time since when all of them were grounded some years ago. At 2:05


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 2121 PM

 

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Minesweeper mother ship JS Bungo and minesweeper JS Takashima set out on a 3 month long mission from September 15th to the India Ocean region which includes stops and joint-training at Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They made they stop at the Philippines around September 20th. The next day, JS Asagiri visited the Philippines.

https://www.mod.go.j...09/20190913.pdf

https://globalnation...-goodwill-visit

 

The quoted ships will also head to Bahrain to participate in a US-led international joint-training in mine-warfare and underwater activities in the Bahrain water area which goes from late October through to the mid-November. This exercise had started in 2012, and this time marks the 6th time for the exercise. The JMSDF had participated each time.

https://www.mod.go.j...10/20191011.pdf

 

[...]

 

A couple of pictures of the above ships participating in the above mentioned US-led international joint-training (called IMX 19). The ship in the front is JS Bunga in the first picture and probably the second ship in the middle row in the second picture.

imx19a1.jpg

https://www.dvidshub...mx19-group-sail

 

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https://www.dvidshub...mx19-group-sail

 

 

 

12th and final Soryu-class submarine, but second to mount LiB, launched and named "Toryu".


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 2207 PM

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About 30 personnel from the JGSDF, 1st Division, 34th Infantry Regiment, 5th Company to conduct joint-training with about 30 personnel from the Dogra Regiment, 18th Battalion. Training takes place in Mizoram State from October 15th to November 5th.

https://www.mod.go.j...20191010_01.pdf

 

 

Several pictures from the joint-training.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 0759 AM

A JMSDF exercise will take place in the waters around Japan which goes from November 4th to November 21st. About 20 warships and about 40 aircraft will participate in the exercise. Other participants include the USN with 5 warships, RAN with 2 warships and 2 aircraft, and RCN with a warship.

https://www.mod.go.j.../20191031-3.pdf

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Some pictures from the above mentioned exercise.

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https://www.dvidshub...ate-annualex-19

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