Japanese Ships Depart Darwin After Three Day Visit

HMA Ships Maitland and Maryborough farewelled Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Kaga and destroyer JS Murasame with a formation sail in the waters just off Darwin this week. Kaga and Murasame are deployed together to train and exercise with partners in the region. After taking part in Exercises Talisman Sabre, Pacific Vanguard, ARC-21 and La Perouse, they…

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JSDF Completed Exercise ARC21 with US, France & Australia

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 11-17, units of the Japan Ground, Maritime, Air Self-Defense Forces conducted the multi-lateral training event, “ARC 21” in the East China Sea west of Kyushu. In this training, we conducted high-level tactical training such as landing and anti-submarine warfare to improve interoperability between Japan, the U.S., Australia and France. Commander of the…

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USS New Orleans joins partners for exercise ARC 21

May 11, 2021 – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined the Royal Australian Navy, French Armed Forces, Japan Self-Defense Forces and other U.S. Forces for exercise Jeanne D’Arc (ARC) 21, May 11. This exercise brings together service members from each nation’s military in a combined effort to enhance interoperability in pursuit of common regional security…

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