Pubblicato in: Armamenti, Medio Oriente

Giappone. Navi da guerra e forze aeree nel Golfo a protezione delle navi.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-12-31.

2019-12-28__ Giappone Portaerei 001

Helicopter Destroyers-(DDH). La chiamano ‘cacciatorpediniere portaelicotteri’, ma a tutti gli effetti è una portaerei leggera pesantemente armata.


«Japan, a US ally, is launching its own operation rather than join a US-led mission to protect shipping in Gulf region.

Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90 percent of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, a document approved by the cabinet showed on Friday»

«Under the plan, a helicopter-equipped destroyer and two P-3C patrol planes will be dispatched for information-gathering aimed at ensuring safe passage for Japanese vessels through the region»

«Under the plan, a helicopter-equipped destroyer and two P-3C patrol planes will be dispatched for information-gathering aimed at ensuring safe passage for Japanese vessels through the region»

«If there are any emergencies, a special order would be issued by the Japanese defence minister to allow the forces to use weapons to protect ships in danger»

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Il mondo civile sta iniziando a perdere ogni pazienza residua.

Le importanti rotte commerciali sono vitali per le industrie ed i commerci di tutti i paesi.

Ma sono anche troppo importanti per delegarne ad infidi terzi la difesa.

Come tutti i popoli orientali, i giapponesi sono molto pazienti, ma quando sono in ballo i loro interessi essenziali diventano anche delle belve.

Era dalla fine della guerra mondiale che in Giappone non si sentivano parole come queste:

«a special order would be issued by the Japanese defence minister to allow the forces to use weapons to protect ships in danger».

Le armi sono l’ultima ratio: il permesso al loro uso è segno evidente che la misura sia colma.

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Nota.

A nessuno sfugge il fatto che l’unica risposta possibile ad un attacco missilistico contro delle navi sia il fuoco di controbatteria sulle postazioni a terra donde sia partito l’attacco. Con tutte le logiche conseguenze.

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Aljazeera. 2019-12-27. Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

Japan, a US ally, is launching its own operation rather than join a US-led mission to protect shipping in Gulf region.

Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90 percent of its crude oil imports, remains volatile, a document approved by the cabinet showed on Friday.

Under the plan, a helicopter-equipped destroyer and two P-3C patrol planes will be dispatched for information-gathering aimed at ensuring safe passage for Japanese vessels through the region.

If there are any emergencies, a special order would be issued by the Japanese defence minister to allow the forces to use weapons to protect ships in danger.

Friction between Iran and the United States has increased since last year, when US President Donald Trump pulled the US out of a 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed sanctions on it, crippling its economy.

In May and June, there were several attacks on international merchant vessels, including the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous, in the region, which the US blamed on Iran.

Tehran denies the accusations.

Japan, a US ally that has maintained friendly ties with Iran, has opted to launch its own operation rather than join a US-led mission to protect shipping in the region.

Last week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe briefed visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyo’s plan to send naval forces to the Gulf.

The planned operation is set to cover high seas in the Gulf of Oman, the northern Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, but not the Strait of Hormuz, the cabinet-approved document showed.

The Japanese government aims to start the operation of the patrol planes next month, while the destroyer will likely begin activities in the region in February, a defence ministry official said.

A European operation to ensure safe shipping in the Gulf will also get underway next month when a French warship starts patrolling there.