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Japan’s Izumo helicopter carrier commissioned

Japan’s Izumo helicopter carrier commissioned

izumoTHIS past week, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the lead vessel of its new class of helicopter carrier at a ceremony at the Yokusuka naval base less than 10 miles south of Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city.

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Future considerations for Sri Lanka’s Navy

Future considerations for Sri Lanka’s Navy

Sri Lankan Navy hovercraftSINCE the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War in May 2009, the island-nation’s maritime domain has been radically altered from a wartime to peacetime environment. With the threat posed by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) nullified, Sri Lanka’s Navy has had to refocus to a new era of emerging challenges.

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