The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities (2020)

The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities Desmond Ball Richard Tanter The Tools of Owatatsumi Japan s Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities Japan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country Maritime surveillance capabilities underwater shore based and airborne are critical to its national defence posture This book describes and a
  • Title: The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities
  • Author: Desmond Ball Richard Tanter
  • ISBN: 9781925022261
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities Desmond Ball Richard Tanter Japan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country Maritime surveillance capabilities underwater, shore based and airborne are critical to its national defence posture This book describes and assesses these capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature.Since theJapan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country Maritime surveillance capabilities underwater, shore based and airborne are critical to its national defence posture This book describes and assesses these capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature.Since the end of the Cold War, Chinese oceanographic and navy vessels have intruded into Japanese waters with increasing frequency, not counting their activities in disputed waters such as around the Senkaku Diaoyu Islands and Okinotorishima where China and Japan have overlapping territorial claims These intrusions have increasingly involved warships, including submarines, sometimes acting quite aggressively.Japan maintains an extraordinary network of undersea hydrophone arrays, connected to shore stations which are typically equipped with electronic intelligence ELINT systems, for monitoring, identifying and tracking submarine and surface traffic in its internal straits and surrounding seas Some parts of this network are operated jointly with, and are of crucial importance to, the US Navy.Japan s superlative submarine detection capabilities would be of decisive advantage in any submarine engagement But the relevant facilities are relatively vulnerable, which makes them very lucrative targets in any conflict This introduces compelling escalatory dynamics, including the involvement of US forces and possible employment of nuclear options.
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One thought on “The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities

  1. Andrew Carr

    The field of Strategic Studies has always had something of a split focus At one level it is concerned with the mechanics of the use of force what are the exact capabilities and limitations of the tools at your disposal At another level, strategic studies is concerned with the purpose of force Why do countries fight, when do they fight, how do they avoid fighting etc As a discipline, Strategic Studies owes its creation largely to the former question, given our urgent and life changing need to und [...]

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