USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Trilateral Replenishment-at-sea with Japan and France

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class replenishment ship JS Hamana (AOE-424) and the French Floréal-class light frigate FNS Prairial to conduct a tri-lateral replenishment-at-sea (RAS), Feb. 19. The RAS allowed French, Japanese and United States Sailors to complete an underway evolution highlighting the capabilities

By |2021-02-20T15:56:11+03:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Pacific|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Japan’s Total Defense Budget Expenditure for Next Year will Reach a Record High of about 5.34 Trillion Yen

According to NHK, the Japanese government has finally adjusted the total expenditure for the defense budget for the next fiscal year to about 5,340 billion yen, which is about 30 billion yen more than this year. This is expected to increase for the ninth consecutive year, the highest ever. The Ministry of Defense has posted

By |2020-12-13T18:21:20+03:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Military Affairs|Tags: , , , , |103 Comments
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