IPD21 Force Conducted Joint Training with the Indian Navy

October 6-8, IPD21 unit JS KAGA and JS MURASAME conducted joint training with INS Kochi, INS Teg and Indian Navy’s aircraft in the waters west of India. The Commanding Officer of IPD21 force, the Commander of Flotilla 3, RADM IKEUCHI Izuru, stated, “We conducted joint training “JIMEX” with the Indian Navy, to enhance our tactical skills and cooperation with the…

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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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India-Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise JIMEX

The fifth edition of India – Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), will be held in Arabian Sea from 06 to 08 October 2021. JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation. The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in September 2020.…

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JMSDF Destroyers Replenish from USNS Yukon

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date September 29 3. Exercise Area Eastern of the Indian Ocean…

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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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JMSDF Took Part in Exercise Malabar 2021

August 26-29, IPD21 force, composed of JS KAGA, JS MURASAME and JS SIRANUI, conducted the multi-lateral training “MALABAR2021” in the Philippine Sea with USS Barry, USNS Yukon, INS Shivalik, INS Kadmatt, HMAS Warramunga and antisubmarine aircraft from JMSDF, the U.S. and the Indian Navy, to enhance our tactical skills and cooperation with the participating navies. This was the first large-scale…

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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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USS John S McCain Trains With JMSDF Escort Flotilla Two

October 13, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Flotilla 2 during integrated operations in the South China Sea beginning Oct. 12. U.S. Naval forces routinely operate alongside regional allies and partners to strengthen our shared commitments to regional stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific. This integration coincides with the 245th…

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