Cope North 21

From Jan 18 to Feb 28, the JASDF joined the Cope North 21 exercise to conduct air defense combat and tactical attack training to improve Japan-U.S. response capability and tactical skills, as well as enhanced interoperability with each force through multilateral HA/DR exercise.

Japan-U.S.-Australia affirmed joint commitment to enhance security, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region in keeping with the shared values and longstanding alliances and close partnerships. MOD/JSDF promote trilateral defense cooperation to uphold and reinforce FOIP.