Japan looks to boost naval capabilities in face of emerging China submarine threat

One of Japan’s largest warships joined America’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan, in a joint exercise in disputed Asian waters last week. The two vessels were joined by other ships from both countries in an exercise in the South China Sea. The training mission is the latest in a series of joint training exercises that Japan has conducted in the past few months as it looks to expand the capability and capacity of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces. “The Navy and JMSDF regularly fly, sail and…

India, Singapore Take Part In Naval Drill In South China Sea

India and Singapore’s naval drill in the South China Sea will last till May 22. New Delhi:  The Indian Navy conducted military exercised in the South China Sea with its Singapore counterpart today. Navy’s two ships-Kolkata and Shakti took part in the bilateral naval exercise with Singapore, along with long range maritime patrol aircraft Poseidon-8I. The naval exercise will last till May 22. Singapore’s navy will be represented by RSN ships Steadfast and Valiant, maritime patrol aircraft Fokker-50 (F-50) and F-16 fighter aircraft. On successful completion of IMDEX 19, a…

US, Japan, South Korea, Australia Hold First Naval Drills in Western Pacific

TOKYO—U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Navy said on May 23. The Pacific Vanguard exercise near the U.S. island of Guam takes place ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan this weekend, as Washington looks to allies in Asia to help counter China’s military might in the region. “Pacific Vanguard joins forces from four, like-minded maritime nations that provide security throughout the Indo-Pacific based on shared values and common…

U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first naval drills in Western Pacific

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Navy ships conducted joint drills with warships from allies Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday. The Pacific Vanguard exercise near the U.S. island of Guam takes place ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan this weekend, as Washington looks to allies in Asia to help counter China’s military might in the region. “Pacific Vanguard joins forces from four, like-minded maritime nations that provide security throughout the Indo-Pacific based on shared values…

US, Japan, South Korea, Australia hold first joint naval drills | News

US Navy ships have conducted joint drills with warships from Japan, Australia and South Korea in their first combined exercise in the Western Pacific. The Pacific Vanguard exercise near the US island of Guam started on Thursday, in advance of President Donald Trump‘s visit to Japan this weekend, as Washington looks to allies in Asia to help counter China’s military might in the region. “Pacific Vanguard joins forces from four, like-minded maritime nations that provide security throughout the Indo-Pacific based on shared values and common interests,” Vice Admiral Phillip Sawyer,…

India, Singapore carries out naval exercise in South China Sea

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2019 23:52 IST India, May 22 (ANI): Two Indian Navy ships INS Kolkata and INS Shakti carried out naval manoeuvres with Singapore Navy ships Steadfast and Valiant in the South China Sea from May 19 to May 22, a press note from the Eastern Naval Command said on Wednesday.“This exercise was carried out during the Sea Phase of the ongoing Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX-2019. During the exercise, Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) personnel embarked INS Kolkata and Indian Navy personnel embarked on RSS…

China slams U.S. again over naval maneuvers in South China Sea

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 5:43 AM PT — Monday, May 20, 2019 China is hitting back the U.S., yet again, after an American naval vessel conducted a routine navigation in the South China Sea. On Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang claimed the U.S. is “abusing its freedom of navigation” in the waterway, and accused the White House of trying to “disturb regional peace and stability.” Beijing has attempted to claim sole-ownership over the sea, which is used as a trade and transportation hub by several nations. The guided-missile destroyer USS…

India, Singapore Begin SIMBEX 2019 Naval Exercises in South China Sea

The latest iteration of the SIMBEX exercise is taking place in the South China Sea. The Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy began a major bilateral naval exercise on Sunday in the South China Sea. The exercise, code-named SIMBEX 19, will run through May 22. Last year’s exercises took place in the Indian Ocean, off India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On the Indian side, two vessels that have been on a two-month-long deployment to East Asia are participating. INS Kolkata, the lead ship of the Kolkata-class guided missile destroyers, and INS Shakti,…