Japan Self-Defense Forces overseas bases built by the escort took dangerous way to prepare
Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force” spring “destroyer departure to Somalia to fight piracy
” World News “special correspondent/LiuJiangPing
7 月 31 日, “Japan Times” quoted Japanese government sources said Japan is ready to neighboring Djibouti in Somalia to establish their own base to the Japanese Self-Defense Force stationed members of the anti-piracy and the P-3C patrol aircraft. A week earlier, the Japanese Diet passed the “pirate Countermeasures Law” into effect, Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada about that, from July 24 onwards based on “Pirates Countermeasures Law” against Somali pirates. The law expanded the Self-Defense Force escort objects to foreign vessels, and allows warnings to not listen to the pirate ship fire.
a military experts believe that Japan prepared under the new law to strengthen anti-piracy operations in Somalia, and to establish anti-piracy base for overseas long-term military fait accompli, which also caused us to Japan ocean-going fleet combat capability of strong concern.
after the opportunity to build a base to send troops overseas
According to Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported the evening of July 28 local time, Japan’s second batch sent to combat Somali pirates forces, Maritime Self Defense Force “rain” and “days of fog,” number two frigates in the Gulf of Aden under the “pirate Countermeasures Law” to begin the first escort mission. The end of March the first batch of Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force sent two frigates early return to Japan in mid-August, two frigates which is based on “Self-Defense Forces Law” Marine guard action to carry out escort activities, limited to the security of Japan-related vessels.
Japanese convoy formation based on the second “Pirates Countermeasures Law” is to expand the escort object, nothing to do with Japan, including foreign vessels. Weapons have also been some relaxation of the standard, in addition to warning shots, but also allows private boats on the pirate ship near the implementation of fire. As the escort object access standard to be used to expand and relax the arms of the SDF overseas frigate may be the first time in the use of weapons.
“piracy Measures Law” into effect, further revealed that the Japanese government sources said Japan is ready to establish their own base in Djibouti. Djibouti is Somalia’s neighbors, but quite stable law and order, countries have this as a base ship. Currently, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and Maritime Self Defense Force escort fleet consisting of 150 U.S. military personnel stationed in Djibouti by the base, the base at Djibouti International Airport. Japan is also the airport management company to lease a hangar parking two P-3C patrol aircraft. “Japan Times” reported that Japan has been in consultation with the Dubai-based company plans next year at the Djibouti International Airport into a landing pad for placement of P-3C patrol aircraft and other military equipment, and construction of barracks for the Self-Defense Force members live. It is said that the United States asked Japan to build their own facilities.
military experts believe that Japan’s “Pirates Countermeasures Law” to get to Maritime Self Defense Force “at sea” pass, and the name of the SDF to take initiative to combat piracy left “legal loopholes.” . Now, Japan has its own plan to establish a base in Djibouti, purpose is for overseas long-term military fait accompli.
combat power on ocean-going destroyers show
two groups from Japan has sent convoys of view, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s combat fleet has been equipped with considerable scale. So, the modern, ocean-going new developments like?
Japanese naval fleet is now in self-defense by the convoy, submarine fleet, Air Force and Territory teams. Convoy escort teams under the jurisdiction of four groups, the most advanced “King Kong,” and “Atago” class “Aegis” guided missile destroyers in service before, each guard group composed of eight destroyers, contained a total of eight anti-submarine helicopter, it is called “eighty” fleet. With “King Kong,” and “Atago” class destroyer in service after another, “eighty” fleet transition to the “ten ten” fleet, which consists of 10 destroyers and 10 ship-borne helicopters, sea and air together to form a cluster, but It is still used to call “88 fleet.” 4 “88 fleet” in the ship, which ship within 20 years of age accounted for 81.25%, showing that the speed of the Japanese ships update.
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer is divided into multi-purpose destroyers, helicopters, air defense destroyers and destroyer. Multi-purpose destroyers basically evolved from the anti-submarine destroyer, is the third generation of the main active “Murasame” level and “high waves” class destroyers, they are not only equipped with “ASROC” triple mounted anti-submarine missiles and anti-submarine torpedo tubes, equipped with an SH-60J anti-submarine helicopters, have a stronger anti-submarine capability, equipped with “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles and “Sea Sparrow” vertical launch air missile, the comprehensive combat capability of its ocean-going among the best in the world destroyer .
have super offshore capability
Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force in addition to the U.S. Navy has become the Asia-Pacific outside of one of the most powerful sea power, with a strong offshore mobile operations. According to “Jane’s ship Yearbook 2007-2008,” Statistics, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force submarine equipped with 16, 44 destroyers, frigates 9, more than 200 combat aircraft, aircraft equipment, mainly for anti-submarine aircraft, particularly in the P-3C anti-submarine patrol machine is more than up to 100 in the world after the U.S. military. With a displacement of 6,000 tons of “high waves” multi-purpose destroyers in service, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s strategic ambitions have become increasingly highlight them, so that the world is worrisome. Japan’s air defense destroyers have also developed four generations, now serving the fourth generation of “Aegis” guided missile destroyer has a strong air defense/missile defense capabilities, world-class technical level. 12DDG destroyer being developed, will enhance the “network-centric warfare” capabilities and sea-based theater missile defense capability, stealth capabilities will significantly improve. In short, after decades of development, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces from the U.S. Navy leased the 1950s to the 21st century fully equipped self-developed, various types of ships has grown rapidly, now equipped with world class quality has leaped.
In addition, in March, Japan’s first direct flight with a helicopter deck of the destroyer “day to” delivery of the MSDF. “Day to” a displacement of 1.35 million tons, can carry up to 11 medium helicopters, the equivalent of “quasi carriers.” Maritime Self Defense Force destroyers have high hopes for this very large, because of its strong operational performance, full-dimensional. It not only can carry anti-submarine helicopters, but also equipped with four large transport helicopters, vertical landing and take-the-horizon amphibious assault missions. In addition, because intelligence-gathering capabilities and communication is enhanced, it can also be used as a combined fleet’s flagship. More importantly, the ship has advanced, “Aegis” system, air defense command at sea. Japan is prepared to build three destroyers same level, and with 4 “on the” class destroyers to replace the old 2 “Haruna” class and two “white root” class helicopter destroyer.
“day to” have similarities with the aircraft, including flight deck and starboard the whole formula layout of the superstructure. Just install and the UK, “Invincible” class aircraft carrier deck similar to the slip jump, and US-made F-35B is equipped with carrier-based fighter, “day to” be able to standard light aircraft carrier. In other words, once the war broke out, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will be able to modify in a very short time after the quasi carriers sent to Shanghai battlefield.
Japan accelerated preparations dangerous
international community’s continued concern about the recent Japanese plans to increase military spending and update equipment. Reuters June 21, said the North Korean nuclear test and China’s emergence as the world’s military power when Japan is ready to change the position of the previous cut military spending, and increase the number of GSDF. Bloomberg is noted Japan’s new defense outline plans to expand and update military equipment.
Some analysts believe that after the Cold War to enhance Japan’s military has never stopped. Although since 1995, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Defense Force and Air Self-Defense Forces have varying degrees of reduced size, but the level of equipment and fighting has increased dramatically. GSDF helicopter which will be the first group, the first group of the scattered airborne mobile unit integrated into the “central rapid response group”, Maritime Self Defense Force as “day to”, “Atago” was such replacement on the world-class warships 1970s, the main vessels in service, even if the existing 155 000 GSDF troops have also far exceeded the size of the British Army 110 000. At this point, get ready, “the sea” permit the movement of the Japanese Self-Defense Force has been self-evident, and that it is preparing to accelerate a dangerous road.