Engraçado, a Marinha japonesa não tem aeronaves de caça.
Sim a Marinha japonesa é concerteza uma das melhores do mundo. Os unicos navios que lhes falta para ser uma Marinha "de ataque" são uns porta-aviões, uns LHD e LPD.
Japan Redirects Navy Funds To Missile Defense ProgramThe Japan Defense Agency (JDA) has redirected 2005 procurement funding from naval programs in order to fund the Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) program. The two major actions to be taken by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force to comply with this new national guidance include reducing its surface combatant force from 54 to 48 units and postponing all new ship construction projects by one year.One destroyer has been cut from the 2005 budget and the entire new construction procurement budget for 2005 has been cut and redirected to the TBMD program. This redirection of funds effectively puts a one-year moratorium on all active programs and a one-year delay in the start of all future programs. This redirection is in addition to the reduction of the overall Japanese budget for 2005 by 1 percent.The redirection of funds and the cutback of surface combatants from 54 to 48 units will have the following effect on active or planned programs:The first Helicopter Cruiser (Helicopter Destroyer Program — DDH) was funded in 2004 with the second now sliding from 2005 to 2006, delaying the start of the final unit. ¦ The first Future Destroyer (DDX) Program, with initial funding scheduled for 2005, will now slide to 2006, delaying the entire program by one year.The Future Guided Missile Destroyer, Future Frigate (DEX) Program, Future Submarine, Future Multi-Purpose Assault Ship, 1,900-Ton Medium Landing Ship, Coastal Minesweeper and Ocean Surveillance Ship programs will all be delayed by one year.The requirement for frigates under the DEX Program will be limited to a total of 16 units (planned for as many as 21 units) as a result of the reduction in force. All six units withdrawn from service will be from the district fleets (smaller surface combatants). AMI International Inc., Bremerton, Wash., is an international consulting and naval intelligence services company located on the web at www.amiinter.com
e para os pacifistas de meia tigela sai uma musica!!!!