Japan’s Ground Self-Defense amphibious military power steering power ranks among the
Data Figure: Japan Ground Self-Defense Military ongoing war games data for: The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force to the number of columns filled with ten thousand tons class helicopter carrier
years, Japan has been trying to obtain military power. To achieve this dream, in recent years, the Japanese continue to the banner of “against foreign threats” as a pretense, continued to increase the military’s input, trying to build an “active outgoing, able to keep to attack the” modern elite forces. Acquiescence of the United States, Japan Self-Defense Forces weaponry, styles, more and more features and more advanced, more powerful attack, was “peace constitution” of this layer coat concealed by the sharp claws slowly reveal the real capacity.
catch up with U.S. military combat power at sea?
In recent years, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force focus on the construction of a number of large ocean-going capability of surface ships and large transport ships, to become an arms complete, advanced equipment, has strong anti-submarine escort operations and the essence of offshore mobile operations stronger armed services. Analysts believe that around 2015, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s combat capability is likely to exceed the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
from the Defense Agency upgraded to a province, the Japanese military’s increasing tendency for externalization. In the “go out to attack” strategic thinking under the guidance of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces have “Aegis” destroyers, AIP conventional submarines, large amphibious ships and other advanced equipment, more than “self-defense” aspects of some of the equipment or has hit the “peace constitution” the bottom line.
to Japan’s submarine force, for example. Due to the “three non-nuclear principles” of the constraints, yet Japan can not develop nuclear submarines, conventional submarines, but the development level of its combat capability and can justifiably claim to the world. Take active “pro-surge” class submarines, in addition to not carrying nuclear weapons and nuclear submarines in life in less than the outside, its ability to fight with nuclear submarines compared favorably. “Pro-surge” class submarine is equipped with “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles and submarine-launched Japanese-made Type 89 torpedo. The submarine is also fitted with intelligent self-developed mines in Japan, by laying submarine and sailing to the designated area in the water potential.
In addition, the Japanese submarines made the more the greater the displacement. The original “Eddy Tide” class submarines, the standard displacement of only 1850 tons, to the later of the “tide” class submarines, has increased to nearly 4,000 tons. Entered service last year’s “black dragon” class submarine displacement of 4,100 tons, and to install the AIP system, can be submerged in 3-4 weeks.
Japan’s post-war economy to recover from the after, they begin to dream of waiting for an opportunity to seek revival of its aircraft carriers. As the domestic “peace constitution” of the restrictions, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force can only play the “edge ball” to create a large helicopter destroyer way to break the bottom line. Currently, Japan has several ships and more than a displacement of about 9000 tons of tons of transport ships, these “quasi-carrier” has been with ocean transport and attack capabilities. One of the most famous two are “Osumi” class transport and landing ship 16DDH “on the” class helicopter destroyer. The exposure of Japan in July this year a new generation of helicopter destroyer “22DDH”, designed more than a full size “on the” magnitude of 50%, not only with the destroyer’s combat capability, and can support other combat ships.
advanced fighter threat to China
Japan Air Self Defense Force was established in 1954, after years of operation, has become a large-scale, advanced equipment, strong well-trained air force. In recent years, Japan, through a variety of methods to improve existing fighter, development of new combat aircraft and airborne missiles, new facelift, it has been a substantial increase in air combat capability, the deterrent power of its Asian neighbors are also growing.
Although the Japanese Air Self Defense Force has a small number of fighters, only 360 aircraft, but the strong performance of its fighters, including 200 F-15 fighter aircraft, is equipped with this type outside the U.S. aircraft than any other country. In order to improve the F-15 combat, in Japan since 1997 for its large-scale modernizing facelift of the central computer, fire control radar, equipped with an integrated electronic warfare systems, global positioning systems, missile warning systems and tracking systems, which the F-15 integrated combat capability, particularly in electronic warfare capabilities, the air combat capability, night fighting capability has been significantly improved.
Japan also attaches great importance to the role of early warning aircraft, the introduction of the current total of 13 E-2C “Hawkeye” early warning aircraft and four E-767 AWACS. In addition, Japan is the pursuit of long-range combat capability, but also from the U.S. introduction of a number of KC-767 tanker aircraft. The arrival of the KC-767 Japan Air Self Defense Force become airspace operations, long-range attacks, remote response “quasi-strategic air force,” greatly strengthened the Japanese to send troops overseas capabilities.
Earlier this month, Japanese media said the Ministry of Defense has been considering buying 40 US-made F-35 fighters. Recently, the Japanese Ministry of Defense has announced the news that the next 10 years, the Air Self-Defense Force base in Naha, the flight will set up a new team, new team may be flying fighters from the main generation (FX) composition. This means that F-35 base in the future may be settled in Naha. Analysts believe that, F-35 fighter has a short-range, vertical takeoff and landing capability, a very large range of activities, such as settled in Naha base in the eastern region of China will pose a great threat.
turned amphibious land forces
recent years, with Japan’s military strategy from “the north garrison” to “Southwest alert” change to prevent the “surrounding neighboring islands southwest of Japan’s military penetration “has become an important part of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force’s role is also adjusted accordingly, with the sea towards the direction of amphibious warfare capability.
To achieve this transformation, first from the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel working on the establishment, as much as possible to brigade-level formed units to fight the amphibious warfare unit. At the same time, the GSDF has adjusted the structure of the hardware, in addition to the original heavy weapons, equipment, speed attack and transport helicopters. In addition, in recent years, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense also often went to the United States to participate in the U.S. Marine Corps amphibious landing training to other Guard units after returning to the popularization of amphibious landing skills.
shoulder to shoulder with the United States military in Japan
After half a century of development , on the surface, the size of Japan’s armed forces are not large. But in fact, Japan’s military strength has been among the forefront in Asia, in the world military powers have also been among the ranks. Military experts point out that Japan has had a “after the U.S. military strength.”
experts pointed out that the Japanese weapons, military technology and combat effectiveness, the future will be an underestimated Japanese military power.
First of all, in recent years Japan’s military build-up point of view, it already has established a strong, modern army most of the conditions. Second, Japan’s strong momentum of development of military technology, in many fields have been par with the U.S., and in the software, radar, communications, network management and other important areas, Japan has a leading position.
Third, private enterprises in Japan during the war quickly became a powerful military-industrial complex. Japan has no military enterprise, the production of weapons and equipment, manufacturing, all commissioned by private companies. Currently, the Japanese are eligible to receive military orders has reached more than 2,000, the basic form of a technologically advanced, full range of military research and production system. (Source: International Online – “News of the World LIU Yan)