JS INAZUMA conducted bilateral exercise with HMAS WARRAMUNGA

November 10-12, JS INAZUMA conducted bilateral exercise with the Royal Australian Navy HMAS WARRAMUNGA in the waters south of Shikoku.
The Commanding Officer of JS INAZUMA, CDR TSURUTA Kohei, stated, “Through this joint exercise, we improved our tactical skills and cooperation with the Australian Navy. The Royal Australian Navy is a special strategic partner in maintaining and strengthening the international order based on the rule of law, and the two navies work together at every opportunity.”
The first asset protection of the ADF based on Article 95-2 of the JSDF Law was conducted at this exercise. In order to maintain and strengthen a “Free And Open Indo-Pacific”, JMOD/SDF will continue to elevate the bilateral defense cooperation to a new level through such initiatives.
Despite COVID-19, The Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and integrates with the partner navies, in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.