The Japanese Military's Focus on Anti-Submarine Abilities

Jun 24, 2013 | 14:12 GMT

The Japanese Military's Focus on Anti-Submarine Abilities
A P-3C fixed-wing patrol aircraft performs at Hyakuri Air Base in Ibaraki, Japan.

(Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)


The same geographic factors that have so often protected Japan from foreign invasion are also the source of the country's greatest vulnerabilities. Given Japan's geostrategic position as an island nation with extensive sea lines of communication, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will continue to emphasize the development of anti-submarine warfare capabilities, even as it seeks to expand its competencies in other areas.

To protect Japan's sea lines, the country's navy is expanding its anti-submarine warfare capabilities....

Keep Reading

Register to read three free articles

Proceed to sign up

Register Now

Already have an account?

Sign In