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

Izumo-Class Helicopter Carrier Destroyer

Izumo-class, the largest surface combatant in Japan, was put into service with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) in March 2015. The Izumo Class destroyer ships replace the Hyuga-class destroyers, which were commissioned in March 2008. […]