JS Ashigara Trains With US Navy off Okinawa
The JMSDF conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy (USN) in order to strengthen the
capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below.
(1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities
(2) To improve interoperability between the JMSDF and the USN
January 15 – 23
3. Exercise Area
From south of Kanto to in the vicinity of Okinawa via south of Shikoku
4. Participating units
(1) JMSDF: JS ASHIGARA
(2) USN: USS ANTIETAM, USS CHANCELLORSVILLE, USS SHILOH,
USS RAFAEL PERALTA, USNS JOHN ERICSSON, USNS WASHINGTON CHAMBERS
5. Type of exercise
Tactical exercise (Anti-Air Warfare Exercise, Anti-Surface Warfare Exercise,
Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise), Replenishment at Sea, etc.
Preventive measures against COVID-19 were implemented during the exercise