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 […]
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 […]
Information and illustrations/ photographies of the current seven commissioned submarines of the Soryu-class (Soryu, Unryu, Hakuryu, Kenryu, Zuiryu, Kokuryu and Jinryu) has been collected and upload in remorika website. They can be found at the page of the submarines of the JMSDF. More details of the Soryu-class submarines can be found here too. The Soryu-class […]
A new Japanese submarine that belongs to the Soryu class is expected to be launched on October 2015, probably in Yokosuka, but details have not been announced yet. This new unit belongs to the project code name S131, and the building number of the vessel is 8123. The submarine SS-508 has not received yet an […]
The Japanese Submarine Soryu-class After decades of isolation in deals with military industry as sellers, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe clanged the rules and ended a decades-old ban so that Japan can now export weapons. However, it is not so easy because Japanese industry has little experience and almost no contacts abroad to address […]
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 […]
The sister of the Izumo-class Helicopter Destroyer DDH-183 (22DDH) has already received her name: The name is Kaga, which is the same as the fleect carrier Kaga that operated in the combined fleet during the Pacific War together with the carrier Akagi. The Helicopter Destroyer Kaga DDH-184 護衛艦 (24DDH) will be similar to the Izumo DDH-183 and will […]
I started a detailed description of the current units of the JMSDF in parallel with the development of an extensive database of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The page can be found here.
A new page for the new commissioned unit of the JMSDF: DDH-183 Izumo Helicopter Destroyer can be found here. The page includes information about the construction of the ship as well as tactical features which characterized its design. The images also represents the original ship in operations.