USS William P. Lawrence, JS Izumo, JS Murasame Conduct Cooperative Deployment

May 19, 2019 – USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) and Murasame-class destroyer JS Murasame (DD 101) conducted a cooperative deployment in the Strait of Malacca, May 18. The U.S. Navy ship and JMSDF ships participated in communication drills, working together to increase their efficiency and interoperability while at sea. The cooperative deployment follows both countries ship’s participating in the International Maritime Defense Exposition (IMDEX) in Singapore. “By operating, training, and exchanging with the JMSDF we…

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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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ADMM-Plus Exercise Strengthens Maritime Security

May 13, 2019 – The ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Maritime Security Field Training Exercise 2019, finished in Singapore May 13, following multilateral training in the South China Sea. The Maritime Security Field Training Exercise, which included 18 participating countries, focused on enhanced cooperation between ADMM-Plus nations and information sharing, interoperability and multinational response to maritime security issues. “We are stronger together than apart,” said Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Task Force 73. “ADMM-Plus is a great opportunity to address shared concerns while strengthening the connections and confidence the free and…

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Warships at IMDEX Asia 2019

The Warships Display offers a rare opportunity to get first-hand experience of the on-board operations and rub shoulders with senior naval officers from various countries. Get up close and personal with over 20 warships from 15 participating navies! Royal Australian Navy (RAN) HMAS CANBERRA (III) Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) Highlights of CANBERRA: The flagship of RAN Able to conduct amphibious operations and land a force of over 1,000 embarked personnel along with all their weapons, ammunition, vehicles Capable of conducting large-scale humanitarian and disaster relief missions Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)…

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