UK sending Type 23 frigate to Japan next year

first_img View post tag: JMSDF UK sending Type 23 frigate to Japan next year View post tag: HMS Argyll As the UK and Japan defense ministries are stepping up their cooperation in response to the unprecedented threat posed by North Korea, the Royal Navy is sending a Type 23 frigate to Japan.In December 2018, HMS Argyll is set to be sent to the region. UK troops exercising jointly with their Japanese counterparts next year will be a first for non-US troops on Japanese soil.The announcement was made as part of UK Prime Ministers Theresa May’s visit to Japan and the headquarters of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) at Yokosuka outside Tokyo, where she received a briefing from Japanese and UK military personnel on-board helicopter destroyer JS Izumo, the largest vessel in the JMSDF.The briefing focused on the strength of the UK-Japan defense relationship, including joint mine countermeasures work in the region.In addition to naval cooperation, the UK and Japan will agree to cooperate on cyber security ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and share best practice and expertise, including through an exchange of expert visits.The two countries will also improve information-sharing and will strengthen cooperation on aviation security and tackling violent extremism.“I am determined that our defence and security cooperation will continue to go from strength to strength, enhancing our collective response to threats to the international order and to global peace and security, through increased cooperation on defence, cyber security, and counter-terrorism,” Theresa May said. Share this article View post tag: Type 23center_img Authorities September 4, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today UK sending Type 23 frigate to Japan next year View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

Men’s tennis falls to Florida, upsets No. 5 Georgia at Pac-12/SEC Challenge

first_imgThe No. 8 USC men’s tennis team traveled to the annual Pac-12/SEC Challenge in Gainsville, Fla. this weekend, and the Trojans split their two matches, suffering their first loss of the year to host No. 11 Florida to kick off the tournament on Saturday before grabbing an upset victory over No. 5 Georgia on Sunday. USC picked up the doubles point to open the match against the Gators. After the pair of senior Nick Crystal and sophomore Laurens Verboven beat Florida’s Chase Perez-Blanco and Maxx Lipman 6-3, senior Rob Bellamy and sophomore Jack Jaede put the Trojans on the board with a 7-5 win over McClain Kessler and Elliott Orkin.But Florida stormed back to take four singles wins to secure victory, beating Crystal, sophomore Logan Smith, freshman Riley Smith and junior Thibault Forget. Jaede and freshman Brandon Holt tallied the last two points of the day, winning 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (6) and 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 over their Gator opponents, respectively, but the duo could only narrow the final margin of defeat to one point as USC fell 4-3.After taking their first loss of the season on Saturday, the Trojans took on fifth-ranked Georgia on Sunday. Their 4-0 victory against the Bulldogs closed out the annual tournament in style, opening with a quick doubles victory by way of Bellamy and Jaede, who notched a 6-2 win over Georgia’s Wayne Montgomery and Nathan Ponwith. Minutes later, Holt and Riley Smith secured a 6-4 win to score the match’s first point.Bellamy went on to beat Robert Loeb 6-2, 6-3, and Holt followed by setting USC up for a clincher with his 6-1, 6-4 victory over Emil Reinberg. Jaede then closed out the upset with a 6-1, 7-6 victory against Walker Duncan to send the Trojans home with a win.USC will continue play with a doubleheader on Friday, as the Trojans host UC Davis and San Francisco at Marks Stadium.last_img read more