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    Post  higurashihougi on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:06 am

    http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150227000080

    Japanese military expert Kazuhiko Inoue said that Japan's self defense force is capable of taking on China's People's Liberation Army even without the assistance of the United States, Tokyo's Sapio Magazine reports.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:06 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1101&MainCatID=11&id=20150227000080

    Japanese military expert Kazuhiko Inoue said that Japan's self defense force is capable of taking on China's People's Liberation Army even without the assistance of the United States, Tokyo's Sapio Magazine reports.

    Hell of a claim, but unless Japan has secretly produced Gundams and the Space Battleship Yamato, it is but wishful thinking to say the least.
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    Post  TR1 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:50 pm

    Their navy is well regarded, but from everything I have heard, their "army" much less so.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:02 pm

    TR1 wrote:Their navy is well regarded, but from everything I have heard, their "army" much less so.

    This is true, the Japanese Navy is of high quality. The Japanese Navy were one of the first to develop and test AESA's, and I believe they have one of the largest inventories of anti-submarine ships in the world. With that being said the PLAN is growing by leaps and bounds, and China has arguably the most efficient ship building industry in the world considering how fast their putting ships in to service, plus tactical nukes changes everything... Twisted Evil
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    Post  macedonian on Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:00 pm

    ...Japanese military expert Kazuhiko Inoue...

    According to my [very close] Japanese friend "Japanese military expert Kazuhiko Inoue" should entertain the thought of committing harakiri...rather than having the whole of Japan disappearing by engaging China in this hypothetical war...that only serves the interests of the good ol' US of A...
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    Post  henriksoder on Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:31 pm

    Lol, China beat Japan armed forces easily. Not easily, but China already control the Ocean Pacific and their navy must is much stronger than Japan (for example 67 submarines against Japan's 16 or something), even though Japan navy is solid. China can easily take control over the sea and land with tanks and other mark force at the south part of Japan and beat Japan's low number of tanks and other mark force.

    I think it seems weird that Japan got so less aircrafts and according to my soruces like over 100000 active soldiers, I think Japan should focus on develop their navy and control the sea around Japan and at the same time a strong ground force at home and a strong air space against alien aircrafts. Why has Japan and Germany so less aircrafts? Maybe they don't need any more, like the Nordic-countries.

    Japan should focus on a good coordination and cooperation between all their units in Japan armed forces for a strong enough air force, a strong ground defense at home and a solid navy. Japan armed forces should also be able to spread it's power (and participate in peacekeeping military actions across the world) and work for a world against rascism, economic development and a peaceful world.
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    Post  Book. on Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:45 am

    Japan new track vehicle ?

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    Post  Book. on Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:31 am

    The applicability of the track-laying vehicle of the hybrid power system of the series method, we are conducting research to demonstrate by mounting to the test vehicle. Also, in this study, we have also carried out the purpose and the Japan-US joint research to establish the test method of a vehicle equipped with a hybrid power system.

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    Post  Book. on Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:43 am

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    Post  Book. on Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:34 am

    年富士総合火力演習=島しょ部奪回を想定、統合作戦で敵撃破 2015
    Japan Display Full Firepower Island Defend Exercise in Jihigashi Fuji
    Published on Aug 20, 2015 [08.20.2015 22:32:10]

    Rehearsal 20 days Japan's largest live-fire training by the Ground Self-Defense Force "Fuji comprehensive firepower exercises", the land was carried out in Jihigashi Fuji exercise field (Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture). 2,300 personnel, tanks, armored vehicles 80 cars , participating in the artillery 60 gates exercises. Such as the assumed integrated strategy expand the recapture of the islands, daily showed off a training outcome.



    Good vido lot fire power! Surprised
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    Post  OminousSpudd on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:36 am

    Scuffle in Japan's Parliamentary Upper House over new legislation approving the use of armed forces abroad:


    This is really an interesting development, where's the discussion guys?
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    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:50 am

    Don't know which is more ironic... the guy fighting to allow Japanese forces to be allowed to fight overseas, or the guy fighting to stop it...

    When does ironic become moronic...
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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:23 am

    GarryB wrote:Don't know which is more ironic... the guy fighting to allow Japanese forces to be allowed to fight overseas, or the guy fighting to stop it...

    When does ironic become moronic...

    I do not find any ironic things for those who fight for blocking this passage of bullshit. This is an american canonization of Japan to counter China. That men that fight to block this bullshit are those who fight the fight now to avoid a genocidal and suicidal fight later. We need more men that fight to prevent their countries being dragged into war instead bitch later, "How could we know" or "IF we just knew".
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    Post  higurashihougi on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:45 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    GarryB wrote:Don't know which is more ironic... the guy fighting to allow Japanese forces to be allowed to fight overseas, or the guy fighting to stop it...

    When does ironic become moronic...

    I do not find any ironic things for those who fight for blocking this passage of bullshit. This is an american canonization of Japan to counter China. That men that fight to block this bullshit are those who fight the fight now to avoid a genocidal and suicidal fight later. We need more men that fight to prevent their countries being dragged into war instead bitch later, "How could we know" or "IF we just knew".

    The problem here is whether Japan can have an independent armed forces which does not submit under any superpower, or the new rearmed JPN army is just the cannon fodder for the White House and the private market for U.S. weapon companies.

    Previous news about JPN will buy F-35 testified that JPN is still a vassal state of the White House and then rearm or dearm do not make meaningful differences.
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    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:20 pm

    "Japan has successfully deployed all its PAC-3 air defense missile units across its islands. The last two units were deployed to Chitose base in Hokkaido claimed by Website of the Japan Ministry of Defense (http://www.mod.go.jp/e/jdf/no36/activities.html). Kyodo News reported that with the latest deployment, Japan now has 24 Patriot units at 15 bases around the country. These are spread over 6 Patriots groups."

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    Post  max steel on Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:35 am

    Japan to Upgrade Missile Shield in Fear of a North Korean Nuke Strike

    Japan plans to upgrade its Patriot PAC-3 missile defense system ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, as the country copes with the threat of a reportedly increasingly unhinged North Korean leadership, according to the Japan Times.
    Reports that Tokyo plans to upgrade their missile defense, adding both range and accuracy to intercept increasingly advanced North Korean ballistic missiles, comes one day after Pyongyang used terminology to come within a hair’s breadth of declaring war on the United States.

    Although social media users had fun with the idea that North Korea would declare war on the West, lighting Twitter up with memes mocking Kim Jong-Un, Tokyo does not believe that the bellicose rhetoric by Pyongyang is disingenuous.

    The plan reportedly calls for the most significant upgrade to Japan’s military defense system in a decade, signaling that Tokyo worries that an increasingly isolated North Korean leadership may attempt to strike Japan and South Korea with weapons of mass destruction, even knowing that such an act would be national suicide.

    The rollout of Tokyo’s advanced Missile Segment Enhancement, which would double the range of the current PAC-3 missiles to around 30 km (18.6 miles), will likely start next year, according to four unnamed high-level sources interviewed by the Japan Times.

    North Korea is thought to be approaching the capability of launching a nuclear weapon against Japan, with conflicting reports earlier this year purporting that Pyongyang had mastered the miniaturization process; that of compacting nuclear material into a sufficiently small warhead to be carried by a missile.

    Pyongyang’s recent missile tests, though mostly failures, nonetheless cause concern, after North Korea test-fired two Musudan rockets. Although the first launch failed completely, the second traveled some 400km (249 miles), more than halfway to the Japanese coast, reaching an altitude of 1,000km (621 miles), enough to give its warhead a range of over 3,000km (1,864 miles), before falling into the sea.

    The recent developments suggest that Tokyo is directly in Pyongyang’s crosshairs, should the so-called Hermit Kingdom engage in a nuclear strike.

    Experts also note that North Korea’s Musudan missile would descend back to land at speeds of several kilometers a second, which they believe is too fast to be intercepted by the current PAC-3 anti-missile batteries, Japan’s last line of defense.

    According to sources, Japan’s biggest defense contractor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), will work to upgrade the country’s PAC-3 anti-missile batteries under license from US defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, after April 2017.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:43 am

    The prototype demonstrator promising Japanese wheeled armored vehicle

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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:33 am

    The first Japanese Osprey

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    Recall that Japan was the first actual foreign customer for Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey converters, which were still supplied only to the US Armed Forces. The government of Japan decided to purchase 17 V-22 Osprey converters for the Army's aviation of the Ground Forces of Self-Defense in November 2014, with allocations for their purchase from 2014 to 2019 fiscal years.

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in May 2015 sent a notice to the US Congress about the forthcoming sale of Japan through the inter-governmental military sales of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of 17 Bell Boeing V-22B Block C Osprey converters, the total The estimated cost of delivery was announced at $ 3 billion. It is believed that the Japanese convertible convertibles, designated V-22B Block C, are export analogues of the MV-22B transport vehicles delivered to the US Marine Corps.

    In June 2015, the government of Japan approved the FMS agreement for the purchase of the first five V-22V converters worth about 41 billion yen (about $ 332 million) to the budget of the fiscal year 2015. The acquisition of the remaining 12 vehicles was planned to allocate 132.1 billion yen (about 1.21 billion dollars). Of these, four V-22Bs were ordered under the budget of 2016 fiscal year, and four more - under the budget of 2017 fiscal year.

    As part of the Japanese army aviation, the V-22B Osprey convertopplanes will be part of a new aviation unit planned to be based at the Saga aerodrome in Kyushu. Convertoplanes are planned to be used primarily for interaction with a separate infantry regiment of the Western Army deployed in Sasebo - a part of the actual Marine Corps that was created in 2002 and is planned to be deployed in the future to the Amphibious Rapid Response Brigade.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:44 am

    In Japan, an amphibious rapid deployment team was formed

    On April 7, 2018, an amphibian rapid deployment brigade (水陸 機動 団), formed in the ground forces of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, was actually presented - in fact, the Marine Corps. The brigade stationed in Sasebo was declared "activated" on March 27, 2018. The basis for the formation of the brigade was a separate infantry regiment, designed for amphibious operations (西部 方面 普通 科 連隊, the Japanese regiments are part of the battalion equivalent, the strength of the regiment was 680 people), established in 2002 in Sasebo as part of the Western Army of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. The main task of the brigade is the counter-landing landing on the Senkaku Islands in case of capture by the Chinese.

    The decision to form an amphibious brigade based on this infantry regiment was taken in 2013. Formed on March 27, 2018, the brigade now has two amphibious regiments (the 1st is the formerly mentioned separate regiment of the Western army and the newly formed 2nd regiment), a battalion of floating armored personnel carriers (to be equipped with the purchased American armored personnel carriers AAV7A1), a fire support battalion, a support battalion , three separate companies (reconnaissance, communications, engineering) and a training center. The actual strength of the brigade now stands at about 1,500 (2100 regular), but with the planned formation of the 3rd amphibious regiment and the completion of the current units, it should be brought up to 3,000 people. In the formation of the brigade, the Japanese side is closely assisted by the US Marine Corps.

    Each amphibious regiment consists of a company of staff and support and three infantry companies, while it is reported that one company should specialize in landing on an AAV7A1 armored personnel carrier, the second - on landing from air (parachute and airmobile), and the third - on landing from motor boats, this company is also being trained as an intelligence service. The armament of the brigade consists of the AAV7A1 armored personnel carrier (it is planned to purchase 52-54 units, delivered 30 plus six previously purchased as training vehicles), Japanese light armored vehicles LAV, 120mm and 81mm mortars, and long-range ATGMs of type 96. As the main disembarkation vehicle forces of the brigade from the air, the Bell Boeing V-22B Osprey convertibles purchased in the US are being considered (17 vehicles are planned to be purchased).



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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:55 am

    Japanese 155-mm / 52-wheeled self-propelled howitzer

    The Japanese defense procurement and research agency ATLA, subordinated to the Ministry of Defense of Japan,
    that on May 30, 2018, it received five prototypes of the 155-mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer on wheeled chassis, commissioned by Japan Steel Works, and handed over to tests conducted by ATLA. It is interesting that this system is not made on the Japanese chassis, but on the basis of the German car MAN HX 32.440 with the wheel formula 8x8.

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    The perspective wheeled SPΗ is designed to replace the 155-mm / 39 FH-70 towed howitzers in the Land Force of Japan Self-Defense Forces, previously produced from 1983 to 2008 under the European license by the same corporation Japan Steel Works.

    The development of wheeled SPH was carried out by order of ATLA from 2012, the total cost of R & D is estimated at 9.9 billion yen (more than $ 100 million). The swinging part of the automatic control system is a modified version of the 155-mm / 52 howitzer used in the Japanese tracked SPH of the 99 type. The calculation of the wheeled SPH is five people.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:09 am

    "Open Day" at the research institute of ground equipment of the Ministry of Defense of Japan

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    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 am

    Military parade in Japan

    October 14, 2018 at the military base of Asaka in Saitam Prefecture in the presence of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the newly appointed Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwai held the annual military parade of the Self-Defense Forces of Japan.





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    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:33 pm

    The first Japanese multipurpose helicopter UH-X

    According to the spotters, the enterprise of the Japanese corporation Subaru (the former Fuji Heavy Industries corporation, which rebranding in 2017) in Utsunomiya, the first prototype multi-purpose helicopter under the UH-X program implemented in the interests of the Japan Self-Defense Forces began to pass ground tests. The UH-X helicopter actually represents a modified licensed version of the well-known American Bell 412EPI helicopter (the “Japanese” version is referred to by Bell as 412 UX).

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    Post  George1 on Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:40 am

    The first flight of the Japanese helicopter UH-X

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:10 am

    George1 wrote:The first flight of the Japanese helicopter UH-X

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    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3468194.html

    People say the Chinese are only capable of copying, well compared to the Japanese they seem far more ahead in comparison. The Japanese aviation industry only seems to know how to take a existing Western aircraft and make them way more expensive (see their rendition of the F-16, F-15, Bell and Sikorsky helicopters).

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