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MILITARY. That which belongs or relates to the army.

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Japan's Air Self-Defense Force units in charge of the PAC3 interceptor system arrived on Saturday in the three prefectures and nearby Ehime Prefecture, Japan's broadcaster (NHK World) reported.
Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) will dispatch a P-3C surveillance aircraft to the drill, while the Filipino navy will send a vessel and a plane to the high sea southwest of Manila, Japan's public broadcaster NHK cited the Japanese Defense Ministry as reporting.
This year, Philippine Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will arrange naval training based on Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea.
It also marks the first time troops from Japan's Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces are participating in exercises together.
According to the defense guidelines approved by the Cabinet in 2010, the number of tanks was around 400 for the Ground Self-Defense Force, along with 48 destroyers for the Maritime Self-Defense Force and about 260 fighter planes for the Air Self-Defense Force.
During the reception, Saudi and Japanese guests learned about the activities of the Self-Defense Forces at home and abroad through a detailed model rescue aircraft display.
About 20 Maritime Self-Defense Force members who engage in P-3C aircraft operations departed from Narita airport along with 15 Ground Self-Defense Force members who will guard the aircraft at Djibouti international airport.
When I had first begun to cover the Self-Defense Forces, their 'tip of the spear' was generally pointed north--toward Sakhalin, the Kuriles and Siberia.
Specifically, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the United States Military Training Mission (USMTM), USCENTCOM's security cooperation organization, has assisted the Saudi Arabian armed forces (SAAF) in developing, training and sustaining capable deterrent and self-defense forces for over forty years.
18-28, more than 20,000 visitors came through our gates at the North Dock port facility to tour the ships and observe maneuver rehearsals conducted by the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.
The Self-Defense Forces (SDF) launched a two-day drill Friday in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture to practice the evacuation of overseas Japanese threatened by foreign conflict or political turmoil.
Japanese military collaboration if a military crisis occurred near Japan, such as cooperation of Japan's Self-Defense Forces with U.