JS ISE and JS ASAHI conducted the multi-lateral training “Pacific Crown 21-1” with the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group
From August 25-26, JS ISE and JS ASAHI conducted the multi-lateral training “Pacific Crown 21-1” in the waters around Okinawa with HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group, composed of HMS Defender, HMS Kent, USS The Sulivans, HNLMS Evertsen, and F-35B fighters from both the U.S. and Royal Navy.
The Commanding Officer of Escort Flotilla 2, RADM KONNO Yasuki, stated, “At a time when Japan-UK relations, with our long history and traditions, have entered a new phase, I feel very honored to have been able to work together with the Royal Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier. In this training, we enhanced our tactical skills and cooperation with the participating navies by training together with the Royal Navy's Carrier Strike Group. JMSDF will continue to act together with allied and friendly navies to ensure peace and stability in the region and the international community, and to address global issues.”
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 and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.