JMSDF MCM Force Trains With US Navy June 21-30

Japan-U.S. Bilateral Exercise
The JMSDF will conduct a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to enhance to strengthen
the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below.
1. Objectives
(1)To expend experienced people who can respond actual mission quickly.
(2)To check the ability of equipped weapons.
(3)To strengthen interoperability with U.S. Navy.
2. Period
June 21-30
3. Exercise Area
Around Iwo-To
4. Participate units
JMSDF: JS BUNGO, JS HIRADO, JS HIRASHIMA, JS SUGASHIMA, JS UKUSHIMA, JS AISHIMA, JS KUROSHIMA
USN: 5th EOD Mobile Unit
5. Type of Exercise
Mine Warfare Exercise (Mine Sweeping, Mine Hunting and Mine spotting by EOD)
6. Notes
(1) JMSDF has conducted live mine disposal exercise since 1972.and this exercise is 49th.
(2) JMSDF has conducted bilateral live mine disposal exercise. It is twice.
(3) Preventive measures against COVID-19 will be implemented during the exercise

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