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Ya'll Nibbiars The ASEV class Cruiser, 20,000 tons, 200 Cells.

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Ya'll Nibbiars The JMSDF Future Multi Purpose Trimaran, 1,500 tons, 12 proposed.

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JSDF has a crisis of manpower, not technology. According to a report in WSJ, nearly 40% of the Japanese military is above the age of 40. And this was in 2017. Things have gotten far worse in the last six years for them, including a whole load of deaths during COVID, a tsunami that wiped off a good squadron or two of their fighter jets among other things.

While 40 might be the peak of male youth for civilian roles, in the military it is considered middle age. Japan will not be in a fighting condition and most likely become an equipment supplier for US marines in a war against China.
 

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JSDF has a crisis of manpower, not technology. According to a report in WSJ, nearly 40% of the Japanese military is above the age of 40. And this was in 2017. Things have gotten far worse in the last six years for them, including a whole load of deaths during COVID, a tsunami that wiped off a good squadron or two of their fighter jets among other things.

While 40 might be the peak of male youth for civilian roles, in the military it is considered middle age. Japan will not be in a fighting condition and most likely become an equipment supplier for US marines in a war against China.
Japan needs something along the lines of the Agniveer program.
 

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Japan needs something along the lines of the Agniveer program.
The military is seen as a poor career choice in post-War Japan. It's seen as a bunch of freeloaders who do nothing (since there is no war) and leech off the government budget. Agniveer in Japan won't attract anyone, as the most attractive career is to work with one of the big kabushiki gaisha or conglomerates like Honda, Toyota, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, etc.

Coming to the topic of naval expansion in East Asia, it makes more sense for Indonesians to expand their navy. For a $1.3 trillion economy and a country of over 27,000 islands, they have a very outdated naval force which is why the Indonesian navy is not being taken seriously by the Chinese fishing trawlers:

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We need to play ana active part in helping the Indonesians expand their naval capability. Their current inventory makes IAF look uniform and disciplined.
 

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Ya'll Nibbiars The JASDF/JMSDF UCAV.

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Ya'll Nibbiars The RSS Invincible Submarine.

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BREAKING NEWS!!!!

Australian Navy divers injured by Chinese warship's sonar pulses

 
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"bad luck"? They were doomed on the day their plan was decoded by US.

In order to win, Japanese relied upon 3 factors:
1. US navy was going to be attracted by the attack on Aleutian, so they would have plenty of time to recover themselves and waiting an exhausted US aircraft carriers group rushing to midway;
2. There would be no much defense on midway island, so Japan navy can quickly occupy the island and then focus on US carriers;
3. Their superior quantity of ships and planes;

Once Americans decoded Japanese plan, these 3 factors became US victory reasons:
1. Instead of going to save Aleutian, 3 US carrier groups were waiting at midway, so now it was Japanese had to challenge them after a long journey;
2. The defense of midway island was re-enforced, now Japanese had to deal with 2 difficult missions at the same time;
3. In contrast to what Japanese expected and most people believe today, it was US enjoying a superior quantity on the key weapon - airplane in the battle: even though the first carrier strike striking force had 4 carriers with roughly 240-250 planes, the US carrier groups alone had 231 planes. But, there were another 127 planes on the island. So the best possible ratio was Japan (250) vs US (358) in the battle.

So, it was not the Japan lost the battle due to "bad luck", but they need extremely good luck to win.
Japan's loss was attributed to the fact A6M Zero was no match for F6F Hellcat. The new American plane was fast, heavily armored, heavily armed, and built in large numbers. By 1943 Zero had become obsolete in the face of high powered F6F which has 2,000 hp engine compared to Zero's 1,000 hp engine.
 

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Ya'll Nibbiars The Mogami Class.

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