France wins contract for 12 Australian Navy Submarines

soryu-class SS-506 kokuryu

France wins contract for 12 Australian Navy submarines   What it seemt to be a win-to-win cooperation with the Japanese Navy has result in a totally different outcome. Against expectation, the Soryu-class submarine has not been selected by the Australian Navy. Instead, the DCNS of France is the winner of Australia’s $50 billion (US$38.54 billion) Future […]

Submarine SS-507 Jinryu Soryu-class commissioned

ss-507 submarine

Japanese Submarine SS-507 Jinryu Soryu-class commissioned   The Japanese submarine SS-507 Jinryu (じんりゅう ) JS Jinryu, SS-507) has been commissioned on 7th March 2016. It is the seventh submarine of the new Soryu-class being commissioned by the JMSDF. The approximated costs of the vessels are more than 50,000 million yen. The submarines of the Soryu-class are very advanced […]

DDH-184 Kaga (24DDH) and embarked F-35 ?

The new Helicopter destroyer DHH-184 Kaga (24DDH) from the Izumo-class is re-opening again the discussion about the necessity of the JMSDF for a conventional fleet carrier with embarked F-35 fighters. To understand the issue of the Japanese F-35, we need to flash back to 2011. Since 2011, Japan initiated a large-scale program of $8 billion […]