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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NATO Trains with Japan in the Mediterranean

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships conducted joint training exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships in the Mediterranean Sea on June 6. ITS Carlo Margottini (SNMG2 flagship) and TCG Salihreis met the two Japanese ships, JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, during their transit in the Mediterranean Sea while conducting the 66th edition of the Overseas Training Cruise.…

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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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Arunta’s time on Argos comes to a close

November 17, 2020 – HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing her deployment on Operation Argos, which is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations’ Security Council sanctions on North Korea. The operation supports international efforts to monitor and deter illegal shipments of sanctioned goods, including North Korean refined petroleum imports and coal exports. This was was…

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Communication the key in passage exercise

November 17, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has conducted a passage exercise with Japanese Ship Shimakaze after a two-day logistics’ visit to Sasebo, Japan. This was Arunta’s fifth interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during her deployment. Commanding Officer Arunta Commander Troy Duggan said the crew was extremely pleased to be working with the JMSDF again. “Our navies share…

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