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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US Navy, JMSDF Complete Exercise 2JA

July 29, 2020 – Mine warfare forces from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) completed Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020 in Mutsu Bay, Japan, July 23. “This year’s MIWEX 2JA was another rewarding exercise with our Japanese partners,” said Capt. Derek Brady, Commodore of Mine Countermeasures Squadron Seven. “The dedication of all who were involved was…

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JMSDF & USN Joint MCM Training in Mutsu Bay

(Google Translation) Reiwa 2nd year Mine warfare training (Mutsu Bay) and minesweeping special training (Japan-US joint training The Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct the following mine warfare training (Mutsu Bay) and minesweeping special training (Japan-US joint training). I will carry it out. 1 Purpose (1) Maintain and improve the ability of the JMSDF to combat mines (2) Further strengthening cooperation…

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