Joint US, Japan & India MCM Exercise 2JA 2019

July 21, 2019 – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), U.S. Navy and participants from the Indian Navy commenced Mine Warfare Exercise 2JA 2019 off the coast of northern Japan, July 18. Part of an annual exercise series with the U.S. Navy and JMSDF, joined again this year by forces from the Indian Navy, 2JA increases proficiency in mine countermeasures operations and allows forces from partner nations to practice working together. “Countering the mine threat is an essential mission that enables us to support a free and open Indo-Pacific region,”…

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US, Japan, Australia to conduct Mine Warfare Exercise

November 13, 2018 – The U.S. Navy, Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) are scheduled to begin Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018 off the coast of southern Japan, November 17. This is part of an annual exercise series with the U.S. Navy and JMSDF, joined for the first time this year by the RAN. The exercise increases proficiency in mine countermeasure operations. “Our continued work with the JSMDF combined with this year’s addition of our Australian allies gives exercise 3JA a much more vibrant impact and…

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