USN/JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bilateral Exercises

Aircrews from the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) “Mighty 59” of Air Development Squadron (VX) 51 conducted bi-lateral exercises, Sept. 14. An MH-60R Seahawk assigned to HSM-51 and an SH-60K assigned to VX-51 conducted a bilateral squadron Tactical Formation (TACFORM) flight, and a dual helicopter Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) tracking exercise.…

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Japan & India Hold Fifth Exercise JIMEX

The 5th edition ofthe bilateral maritime exercise JIMEX, between Japan and India, was conducted in the Arabian Sea from06 – 08 October2021.The exercise saw the ships and aircraft of Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and Indian Navy (IN) engaging in a high tempo of operations focused on air, surface and sub-surface dimensions of maritime operations as well as the…

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JPN-USA-GBR-NLD-CAN-NZL Multilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) unit conducts a multilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy (USN), Royal Navy (RN), Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with…

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FGS Bayern Trains With Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the Germany Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and contribute to a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Germany Navy 2. Date September 24 3. Exercise Area East of India 4. Participating units (1)…

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Japan-U.K. Bilateral Submarine Training Exercise

The JMSDF conducted a bi lateral exercise with the Royal Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free an d Open Indo Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Royal Navy 2. Period September 14 1 5 3. Exercise Area in the vicinity around Japan 4. Participating…

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Franco-Japanese Exercise Oguri-Verny

On September 17, 2021 off the coast of New Caledonia, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) and the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) organized the bilateral Exercise Oguri-Verny. The Japanese destroyer JS SHIRANUI notably trained with the Gardian maritime aircraft of FANC 2 during air defense exercises. This joint training had several objectives: to improve tactical interoperability, strengthen cooperation…

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NSW Wraps Up SOF Phase of MALABAR with Partner Nations

U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW), Indian Navy Marine Commandos, and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Special Boarding Units completed the special operations forces (SOF) phase of MALABAR 21 in Guam September 5th. MALABAR 21 is a multilateral naval field training exercise between the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, JMSDF, and U.S. Navy conducted to improve collective maritime capabilities and…

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JMSDF Details MALABAR 2021 Plans

MALABAR 2021 JMSDF is to conducts a multilateral exercise “MALABAR 2021” with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Indian Navy (IN), and the United States Navy (USN) to further strengthen defense cooperation and contribute to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen the relationship with RAN, IN, and…

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JMSDF Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) Deploys

August 23, the 3rd Escort Flotilla 3 as the Indo-Pacific Deployment Force, composed of JS KAGA, JS MURASAME and JS SIRANUI, departed from each home bases. The squadron will conduct joint training with navies of countries in the Indo-Pacific region and major European countries that have dispatched naval vessels to the region, in order to enhance cooperation, mutual understanding and…

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