MSDF to join drill in Gulf of Aden

National / Politics Jun 22, 2013

MSDF to join drill in Gulf of Aden

The administration has reportedly decided that one of the two Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels patrolling against pirates off Somalia will join a combined drill involving the United States and other countries.

New MSDF patrol jets grounded since May

National Jun 21, 2013

New MSDF patrol jets grounded since May

The Maritime Self-Defense Force has grounded the next-generation mainstay P-1 patrol planes due to engine trouble, Defense Ministry sources said Thursday. On May 13, a P-1 aircraft developed unstable combustion in some of its four jet engines during a test flight over the Pacific off ...