Tag - aircraft-carriers



USS Ronald Reagan leaves the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Thursday after nine years of service.
May 16, 2024
Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan leaves Japan
The aircraft carrier USS George Washington will arrive in Japan later this year to take over.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force’s Kaga destroyer has undergone the first stage of modifications to turn it into a de facto aircraft carrier for F-35B stealth fighter jets.
JAPAN / Politics / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
May 13, 2024
MSDF’s Kure base expanding mission as it marks 70th anniversary
The unit has increased its activities not only in national defense, but also in disaster relief operations and overseas missions.
Visitors walk past an image of Chinese leader Xi Jinping inspecting the Shandong aircraft carrier, at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Naval Museum on the 75th founding anniversary of the PLA Navy, in Qingdao, China, on April 23.
May 1, 2024
China's newest aircraft carrier begins first sea trials
Experts say the Fujian aircraft carrier — Beijing's most advanced yet — will take it closer to its goal of projecting its military far beyond its shores.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force's Kaga vessel was unveiled Monday in the city of Kure, in Hiroshima Prefecture, after completing the first stage of work to turn it into a flattop for F-35B stealth fighter jets.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
MSDF unveils modified Kaga vessel refurbished for F-35B stealth fighters
The former helicopter carrier's flat deck has been given heat-resistant paint, new markings and a reshaped deck.
A screenshot from the website of Ocean Exploration Trust shows part of the aircraft carrier Akagi.
JAPAN / History
Sep 17, 2023
Team captures footage of sunken Japanese WWII aircraft carrier
The released footage revealed details such as an imperial chrysanthemum crest on the bow and the presence of machine guns on the ship.
A helicopter takes off from China's Shandong aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean in April.
Sep 11, 2023
Taiwan says Chinese carrier group in western Pacific for training
A Chinese naval formation led by the aircraft carrier Shandong passed 60 nautical miles (111 kilometers) to Taiwan's southeast on Monday.
Japan Times
May 5, 2023
China's aircraft carriers play 'theatrical' role but pose little threat yet
Analysts say China has made progress with its carriers, but has yet to master operating in difficult conditions or adequately protecting the vessels.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2023
USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to depart Japan next year
The George Washington, which was deployed to Japan from 2008-2015 until it was replaced by the Ronald Reagan, will be returning after a complex overhaul in the U.S.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2023
China sends carrier group off Taiwan coast ahead of U.S. meeting
Taiwan said a Chinese aircraft carrier group was in the waters off the island's southeast coast, the same day its president was due to meet the U.S. House speaker in Los Angeles.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2023
Japan scrambled jets to monitor Chinese aircraft carrier operations
Japan monitored the operations after the naval group, which also included missile destroyers, sailed between the main Okinawa island and Miyakojima island on Dec. 16.
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2022
U.S. eyes aircraft carrier deployment if North Korea conducts nuke test
The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief may be joined by high-level officers from the Self-Defense Forces and the South Korean military aboard the vessel in such a scenario.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2022
India ups the ante with new aircraft carrier amid growing concerns over China
The carrier, to be named INS Vikrant, could play an important role in helping deter Chinese advances in the Indian Ocean.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2022
With eye on China, Japan deploys MSDF flotilla to 11 Indo-Pacific countries
The vessels will make port calls in the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Fiji for the first time in the annual deployment that began last Monday and runs through Oct. 28.
Japan Times
May 10, 2022
Aircraft from Chinese carrier conducted 100-plus landings and takeoffs in waters near Okinawan islands
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the operations had taken place in waters southwest of Okinawa Prefecture's Okidaito and Ishigaki islands — the closest to Japan to date.
Japan Times
May 5, 2022
Chinese aircraft carrier conducts training with fighters and helicopters in Western Pacific
The drills in waters that are closely monitored by Japan were likely intended to check military activities in the same area by the U.S., Japan and others.
Japan Times
May 3, 2022
China sends flotilla led by aircraft carrier near Okinawa
The Chinese ships' passage near Okinawa Prefecture and military exercises in the Pacific are likely intended to check activities in the area by the U.S., Japan and others.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2021
Chinese aircraft carrier sails near Okinawa islands
The carrier and accompanying ships were expected to hold drills in the Pacific, exercises that were likely to be intended to check military activities in the waters by the U.S. and Japan.
Japan Times
Nov 10, 2021
China nears launch of first modern aircraft carrier, report says
China is three to six months from launching its third and most modern aircraft carrier, new analysis shows, in what would be a milestone in projecting power into the high seas.
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2021
China uses fake U.S. aircraft carrier for missile target practice
New satellite imagery of a Chinese range in a remote western desert indicates the People's Liberation Army is focused on neutralizing a key tool of U.S. power.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2021
U.S. Navy says Japan-based carrier group operating in South China Sea
The USS Ronald Reagan was conducting a 'routine mission,' the U.S. Navy said, amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, which claims most of the disputed waterway.


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