JS ISE and JS ASAHI participated in the Large-Scale Global Exercise 2021 (Multinational Advanced Aviation Cooperative Deployment)

From August 24-25, JS ISE and JS ASAHI participated in the Multinational Advanced Aviation Cooperative Deployment as part of the Large-Scale Global Exercise 2021 in the west Pacific with JASDF, JGSDF, the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group, USS America, and F-35B fighters from both the U.S. and Royal Navy.
The Commanding Officer of Escort Flotilla 2, RADM KONNO Yasuki, stated, “We were able to train on various exercises, especially in air defense with the Royal Navy's latest carrier group in a training between Japanese, U.S. and British fighter, enhanced our tactical skills and interoperability between participating navies.”
Despite COVID-19, The Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and integrates with allied and friendly navies in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, address global issues and contribute to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.