Japan-Sri Lanka Goodwill Exercise

The Indo-Pacific and Middle East Deployment 2021 (IMED21) units conducted a goodwill exercise with the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) in order to strengthen cooperation to realize a “Free and Open IndoPacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To promote mutual understanding with the Sri Lanka Navy 2. Date February 28 3. Exercise Area Off…

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JMSDF Trains With USN for MCM Operations

From July 16-31, Mine Warfare Force conducted Mine Warfare training 2021 with the U.S. Navy at Mutsu Bay. 16 minesweepers including JS URAGA and JS BUNGO, P-3C maritime patrol aircrafts, MCH-101 mine sweep helicopters, EOD, the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade from JGSDF and USS Warrior participated in this training. Mine Warfare is a field in which JMSDF has world class…

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