Japanese Self-defense Forces Pictures


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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 02, 2020) A CH-47 Chinook assigned to the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force prepares to land on the flight deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during flight operations. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 02, 2020) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Ikenaa Osondu, from Abia, Nigeria, guides a CH-47 Chinook assigned to the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force on the flight deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during flight operations.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 02, 2020) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Logan Ribble, from Oldsmar, Florida, guides a CH-47 Chinook assigned to the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force on the flight deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during flight operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)
 

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海上自衛隊 (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)

AAW Air Defense destroyers:
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Atago class (JS Ashigara DDG178)

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Kongo class (JS Myoko DDG175)

(as a side note, all 3 classes are already equipped with SM3)
 

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2019) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Lt. j. g. Momo Dokite, assigned to the Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), uses a pair of binoculars on the port bridge wing of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) as the ship sails in formation with a surface contact ship from the JMSDF during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 is currently participating in ANNUALEX 19, an annual, bilateral exercise which further develops coordination and interoperability of the premier alliance between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)

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JS Izumo (DDH-183)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2019) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force surface contact ships and the Royal Australian Navy ship the Hobart-class air warfare destroyer HMAS Hobart (DDG 39) sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)

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JS Ariake DD-109

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JS Shiranui (DD 120)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 11, 2019) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force surface contact ships sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)
Here's my videos of the complete build of DDG-120, the JMSDF's Shiranui. Heck of a nice destroyer. 4 video in the playlist of how I built her:

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...and here's the two Carrier Strike Group for Japan, featuring both Izumo carriers, their F-35B air wings, and all of their escorts. These are in 1/700 scale:

 

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Yokosuka Naval Base ,July 2020:
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JS Takanami (DD110) (left) and JS Fuyuzuki (DD118) (right)

and JS Maya (DDG179) (the newest AAW destroyer in service, so far)
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photos by Minoru Tanaka
 

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