Japan-Sri Lanka Goodwill Exercise

The Indo-Pacific and Middle East Deployment 2021 (IMED21) units conducted a goodwill exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in order to strengthen cooperation to realize a “Free and Open IndoPacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To promote mutual understanding with the Sri Lanka Navy 2. Date February 28 3. Exercise Area Off…

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Essex ARG Returns from Deployment

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to port at Naval Base San Diego March 4, concluding a seven-month deployment to U.S. 3rd, 5th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation. Essex ARG is comprised of the multi-purpose amphibious assault carrier USS Essex (LHD 2), amphibious transport dock USS Portland (LPD 27), and dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)…

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NATO exercise Dynamic Manta 2022 Concludes

NATO exercise Dynamic Manta 2022 (DYMA22) ended on March 4 in Catania after 12 days of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASUW) training. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from nine allied nations converged in the Central Mediterranean Sea for this exercise. Submarines from France, Greece, and Italy joined surface ships from Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Spain,…

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