Posted by: Chuck | July 28, 2013

Japan Navy video: Armada flexes muscles amid islands dispute


Published on Oct 12, 2012

English: SAGAMI BAY, Japan (Oct. 21, 2009) The...

English: SAGAMI BAY, Japan (Oct. 21, 2009) The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter destroyer JS Kurama (DDH 144) leads ships during a rehearsal for the 2009 fleet review. More than 8,000 civilians toured selected ships and viewed the rehearsal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dominique Pineiro/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A graceful yet compellingly powerful Japanese armada has embellished the country’s Sagami Bay, showcasing the latest firepower of sea bound warfare. The tri-annual fleet review conducted special military maneuvers with more than 8,000 troops spread over 36 vessels. Boasting an advanced Aegis radar system, new conventionally powered submarines and high-speed hovercrafts, the navy launched rockets and flares to enhance its overall display of power.

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