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#481 JasonJ

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 2154 PM

Iran to conduct naval joint-training with China and Russia from Dec 27th to Dec 30th in the Sea of Oman and Indian Ocean. Type 52D destroyer Xining will be participating in it.

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Some pictures from the joint-training. The images include the text because the site is one of those kinds that don't allow text copying, otherwise I would have just copy/pasted the text.

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#482 JasonJ

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 2239 PM

The Japanese cabinet passed the JMSDF dispatch plan. The dispatch will be of about 260 personnel using 1 destroyer and P-3C. The mission will be one year long and ends next year on December 26th although the mission can be renewed for another year. The P-3C will depart on January 11th and first head to an originally scheduled mission of anti-piracy patrol to Djbouti. The destroyer will depart in early February and then arrive and begin its mission in late February, at which time the P-3C will link up with the destroyer. Their patroling area is restricted to the Sea of Oman, the northern part of the Arabian Sea, and east of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. In consideration of Iran, waters that border it such as the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf are not included. The dispatch will have the ability to shoot in order to protect Japanese vessels. While the JMSDF will not partcipate in the US-led initiative, information will be shared with US naval command based in Bahrain.

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https://mainichi.jp/...010/036000c.amp

 

The (two) P-3Cs have departed as planned and their mission is to start on January 20th.

 

 

 

The destroyer that will depart early next month is JS Takanami. Some close up views of the warship.


Edited by JasonJ, 11 January 2020 - 2243 PM.

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