IPD21 force conducted bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise with the U.S. Navy

November 16, IPD21 unit JS KAGA and JS MURASAME, P-1 patrol aircraft and submarine conducted bilateral anti-submarine exercise with USS MILIUS and P-8A maritime aircraft in the South China Sea.
In this exercise, the JMSDF submarine conducted anti-submarine warfare exercise with the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea for the first time, further improving our tactical skills and interoperability between the JMSDF and the U.S. Navy. In addition, through this such high-end exercise regardless of the sea area, the JMSDF has been able to improve its deterrence and strength based on the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and strength of units, integrates with the U.S. Navy, and contributes to support stability in the Indo-Pacific region.