The Japanese Izumo-Class: An Aircraft Carrier in Disguise?


INTRODUCTION On 25 March 2015, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the JS Izumo (DDH-183), lead ship of her class and the largest surface combatant of the JMSDF. Designated as a helicopter destroyer, the Izumo-class was built as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform. With this new ship reinforcing the Japanese arsenal, the Chinese quickly […]

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Special Report : Analysis of Russia’s Cruise Missile Attacks on Syria


In this special news report by Defencyclopedia, we bring you an analysis of the recent cruise missile attacks conducted by the Russian Navy, against targets in Syria. This article will provide a proper insight into what assets were involved in the strike. INTRODUCTION When we think of cruise missile attacks launched from a warship, the […]

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