JS YUDACHI conducted joint training with USS Jackson

October 28, JS YUDACHI conducted joint training with USS Jackson, to enhance our tactical skills and interoperability between the JMSDF and the U.S. Navy.
The Commanding Officer of JS YUDACHI, CDR WAKUSHIMA Hidetaka stated, “On our way to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters to engage counter piracy mission, we met with USS Jackson, and conducted various tactical training. Despite COVID-19, Japan and U.S. naval forces are working closely in any sea area, making full use of the characteristics of the naval force.”
The Commanding Officer of USS Jackson Gold Crew, CDR Michael Root stated, “The complex maneuvering and operations we accomplished without meeting face-to-face reflects the strong friendship and maritime professionalism that our nations and navies share.”
The Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and integrates with the U.S. Navy in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, safeguards the peace and security of Japan, and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.