Royal Navy Conducts PASSEX With JMSDF Training Squadron

Two of the world’s major navies joined forces off the Dorset coast as long-time allies Britain and Japan reaffirmed their friendship. Patrol ship HMS Mersey and survey vessel HMS Enterprise linked up with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ships Kashima, which trains officer cadets, and general-purpose destroyer Shimakaze off Portland Bill. The two Japanese ships are on Overseas Training Cruise…

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Japan-French Bilateral Exercise OGURI-VERNY 22-3

The Overseas Training Cruise 2022 units conducted a bilateral exercise “OGURI-VERNY 22-3” with the French Navy in order to strengthen cooperation to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the French Navy 2. Date June 14 3. Exercise Area Mediterranean Sea (Off Toulon) 4. Participating…

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JMSDF Training Squadron Departs Sri Lanka

The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) Training Squadron ships ‘KASHIMA’ and ‘SHIMAKAZE’ which recently arrived at the port of Colombo on a three day visit, departed the island today (21st May 2022) concluding their official visit. Upon their arrival in Colombo on 19th May, the duo of JMSDF Training Squadron ships were welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance…

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JS Kashima & USCGC Kimball Conduct PASSEX off the Aleutian Islands

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew conducted a joint exercise with members of the Japanese Military Special Defense Forces (JMSDF) off the coast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Monday.   The Kimball crew and the JMSDF crew, aboard the Naval Training Vessel Kashima, operated alongside one another in the Aleutian Island chain to exchange visual communications, followed by honors, as their…

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