Japan-U.S. Bilateral Exercise (ILEX23)
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 U.S. Navy
3. Exercise Area
In the vicinity of Okinawa
4. Participating units
(1) JMSDF: JS OUMI
(2) USN: USS ANTIETAM
5. Type of exercise
Replenishment at Sea
Preventive measures against COVID-19 were implemented during the exercise.