JS MYOKO conducted bilateral exercise with EA-18G U.S.Navy electronic warfare aircraft
September 21, JS MYOKO, UP-3D, EP-3 and OP-3C aircraft conducted bilateral exercise with EA-18 U.S. Navy electronic warfare aircraft in the Japan Sea, to enhance deterrence and response capabilities based on the Japan-U.S. alliance.
The Commanding Officer of JS MYOKO, stated, “This exercise was conducted in a counterattack-style, with the Japanese and U.S. operational aircraft conducting joint electronic warfare against the ship's various sensors, while the ship conducted air defense exercise. Through this training, we improved our tactical skills and interoperability between the JMSDF and the U.S. Navy”.
Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and enhances joint operation capability to respond to any contingency through these high-end training including electromagnetic domain, safeguards the peace and security of Japan, and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.