Chinese Citizen Flies Drone Over JS Izumo, USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carriers in Japan | Aviation

A screen grab of the beginning of the drone footage that appeared on Bilibili in March 2024. (Image source: Weibo/Telegram/X)

A drone was able to fly close to aircraft carriers and warships at Yokosuka Naval Base, exposing security failures, while person who shot the footage apologized.

A drone footage of the JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) helicopter carrier JS Izumo at the Yokosuka naval base, appearing on Chinese social media networks in March and on X this month, has sent Japanese defense and security officials into a tizzy.

The video revealed massive security lapses at a frontline naval facility hosting a flagship vessel. The person who flew the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), currently in China, has since then apologized for the incident and maintained that he did not intend to provoke a diplomatic and security incident.

The JS Izumo, is originally a massive “helicopter carrier,” but is currently in the last stages of being modified to carry VTOL (Vertical Take-Off Landing) F-35Bs, to be converted into a “Lighting carrier.” A need for having smaller carriers to be able to carry pure fifth generation stealth fighters like the F-35 has emerged surging strategic and military tensions with China in the Indo-Pacific.

But the incident reveals a massive techno-commercial dimension. The rise of the global private technology and drone sector has made…

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