East Asia and Pacific Region

US Navy and JMSDF Exercises In South China Sea

The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima-class training vessel JS Kashima (TV 3508) and Shimayuki-class training vessel JS Shimayuki (TV 3513) conducted bilateral exercises while […]

Naval Platforms

JMSDF Atago-class destroyer

The Atago class of guided missile destroyers (あたご型護衛艦|atago-gata-go-ei-kan) is an improved version of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s Kongō class. The fire-control system for the Atago class is the Aegis Weapon System Baseline 7 phase 1, which will combine American- and Japanese-manufactured systems to make up the […]