Yes! Japan will send the Shield to Chinas Maritime Parade

 Yes! Japan will send the Shield to Chinas Maritime Parade

Source: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Cool Moon

[Global Network Reporter Cui Tianye] Japans Ministry of Defense announced on November that the captain of Japans Maritime Self-Defense will visit China again after five years, and the Maritime Self-Defense Force will send the destroyer Cool Moon to participate in Chinas maritime parade.

Japans Shimbun News quoted the Ministry of Defense as saying that from April 22 to 25, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force maritime aide Chang Yamamura will visit Qingdao, Shandong Province, China, and participate in the naval parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy.

In addition, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Cool Moon will also depart on April 21 to participate in the marine parade.

Reported that this will be the first visit to China by the chief of staff of Japans Maritime Self-Defense Force (JASDF) five years later, following the visit to China by Kejun Hanoi, then chief of staff in April 2014, and the first visit by Japanese naval self-defense fleets to China in seven and a half years.

Last October, the Ministry of Defence of Japan said that it hoped to promote multi-level dialogue and exchanges between defense departments and promote mutual understanding and trust. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying also said in December last year that defense relations are an important part of Sino-Japanese relations, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship. The strengthening of exchanges and communication between the two defense ministries is conducive to the proper management and control of disparities, safety and mutual trust, and the promotion of the construction of constructive bilateral security relations, which can inject positive energy into the continuous improvement and long-term healthy and stable development of China-Japan relations. We welcome the strengthening of communication and exchanges between the defense departments of the two sides.

Liangyue is Japans Autumn Moon class general destroyer No. 3. It is a relatively cutting-edge surface warship of the Marine Self-Defense Force. Its full-load drainage reaches 6,800 tons. It is equipped with the operational system with the Japanese-made FCS-3A active phased array radar as the core. The performance of the radar is similar to that of the American Aegis operational system AN/SPY-1 phased array radar. Therefore, the Autumn Moon class destroyer Also known as the Shield Ship of Japan. Its main weapon is equipped with a 32-unit US-made MK-41 vertical weapon launching system, capable of launching sparrow anti-aircraft missiles and rocket-propelled anti-submarine torpedoes.

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