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"Surveillance of a Chinese facility in the Pakistani port of Gwadar": experts comment on the dispatch of a Japanese destroyer to the Middle East

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The Japanese Self-Defense Forces Command announces the dispatch of its warship to the Middle East region. This kind of decision has already raised questions from the Japanese themselves.


The command told about the reasons for sending the warship to the water area thousands of nautical miles from Japan.

We are talking about the Japanese destroyer Suzunami, which has been in service with the Navy since 2006. He left the Ominato military base in Aomori Prefecture today - December 20, 2020. This is the first dispatch of a Japanese Navy warship to the Middle East in a long period.

The command reports that the reason for this decision was "the need to collect information to ensure the safety of Japanese vessels of various classes in the Middle East."

It is planned that a mission of this kind will last until December 2021 - with the possibility of changing Japanese warships on a rotational basis.

From the report:

The mission is also planned to be anti-piracy.

According to the latest information, the destroyer Suzunami headed for the northern part of the Arabian Sea - to the maritime borders of Pakistan.

Meanwhile, experts suggested that the main task of the Japanese ship would be to monitor a Chinese facility in the Pakistani port of Gwadar. This port was built with the direct participation of China, after which the opponents of the PRC made an assumption regarding the possible deployment of a Chinese military base there.

Previously, there were already Japanese warships in the area - for example, the patrol ship Murasame.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 20 December 2020 11: 18
    +1
    After that, the opponents of the PRC made an assumption regarding the possible deployment of a Chinese military base there.
    And why not?
    Within the framework of close military cooperation, something takes place.
    1. Finches
      Finches 20 December 2020 11: 49
      +2
      The Navy exists to walk the seas, and the Japanese are a very narcissistic nation and they have the successes of China, a country that they hate from the depths of millennia, are in their throats! Japanese hosts cannot be discounted. All this is in agreement, if not even invented in the USA!
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 20 December 2020 11: 29
    +3
    It seems to me that this surveillance is much more relevant for the Indians.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 20 December 2020 11: 36
    +2
    What can be traced somewhere out there when the main contradictions with a large neighbor arise much closer to their shores ???
    However, campaigns are training, without such a fleet is impossible.
  4. V1er
    V1er 20 December 2020 11: 37
    +2
    Suzunami - The name is translated from Japanese "Falling wave". It was built at the shipyard of the shipbuilding company IHI Marine United in Yokohama. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on September 24, 2003. Launched on August 26, 2004. Commissioned on February 16, 2006.
    Key Features:
    Displacement standard 4650 tons. Length 151,0 meters, width 17,4 meters, draft 5,3 meters. Speed ​​30 knots. The crew is 175 people. Power plant: 2 × GTU General Electric LM2500, 2 × GTU Rolls Royce Spey SM1C. Installed power 60 hp (000 MW).
    Armament:
    Tactical strike weapons: 2 UVP Mk-41 for 32 cells for the RIM-162 ESSM Evolved Sea Sparrow SAM and ASROC PLUR.
    Artillery: 1x1 127 mm Otobreda 127/54 Compact gun.
    Anti-aircraft artillery: 2x6 20mm ZAK Mark 15 Phalanx CIWS.
    Missile armament: 8 Type 90 anti-ship missiles SSM-1B SSM; SAM SM-2MR Standard.
    Anti-submarine weapons: PLUR ASROC.
    Mine-torpedo armament: 2x3 324-mm Type 68 torpedo tubes.
    Aviation group: SH-60J SeaHawk helicopter.
    1. Avior
      Avior 20 December 2020 13: 07
      +2
      2 UVP Mk-41 on 32 cells for SAM RIM-162 ESSM

      8 anti-ship missiles "Type 90" SSM-1B SSM; SAM SM-2MR Standard.
      1. Nosgoth
        Nosgoth 28 December 2020 04: 48
        0
        SAM for anti-ship missiles at once (in the photo), the author of the post forgot to press the "Enter" key, and at the same time deleted the number of cells for the SAM. :-)
        1. Avior
          Avior 28 December 2020 07: 34
          +1
          Different type of missiles indicated
  5. Deniska999
    Deniska999 20 December 2020 11: 38
    +3
    The Chinese have spread across the world ...
  6. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 20 December 2020 11: 41
    +1
    "... to ensure the safety of Japanese vessels of various classes in the Middle East region .."- have learned from their masters, they poke their noses everywhere, hiding behind the imaginary need to ensure everything and everything from all unwanted and a threat to their safety.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 December 2020 11: 45
    +3
    The Japanese also need, at least occasionally, to leave the Sea of ​​Japan on the one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other to display their flag. And along the way it is possible to follow the object built by the Chinese. All the same, they were not noticed in great friendship, but in hatred, yes.
    1. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 20 December 2020 13: 03
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And along the way, it is possible to follow the object built by the Chinese.

      belay Well, as it were, Japan's self-defense is a nearby water area. The rest is for India and the United States.
  8. Tusv
    Tusv 20 December 2020 12: 04
    +3
    Or maybe there is a simpler explanation than surveillance? For example, Japan is participating in the February AMAN-2021 exercise.
    It is clarified that representatives of more than 30 countries have confirmed their participation in the exercises, of which about 10 use their naval staff, and the rest send official observers. In addition to the ships of the Pakistani Navy and the Russian Navy, the US Navy, the Royal Navy of Great Britain, the Chinese Navy, the Japanese Naval Self-Defense Forces, the Turkish Navy, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the Royal Malaysian Naval Forces will take part in the exercises.
  9. Sergst
    Sergst 20 December 2020 12: 56
    0
    Hmm, is this exactly the Middle East region, not the Middle East?
  10. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 20 December 2020 13: 00
    -1
    "Surveillance of a Chinese facility in the Pakistani port of Gwadar": experts comment on the dispatch of a Japanese destroyer to the Middle East
    , yes he got lost. And there is no need to build beautiful excuses. repeat
  11. iouris
    iouris 20 December 2020 13: 12
    0
    If the destroyer manages to get to the "Middle East", will it be able to reach Central Asia?