JS TERUZUKI and Aircraft Force conducted Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise with R. Reagan CSG
From May 8 to 17, the JS TERUZUKI, P-3C and UP-3D, in the waters south of Kanto, the U.S. and Japan conducted bilateral exercise together with the U.S. Navy “Ronald Reagan” Carrier Strike Group.
The commanding officer JS TERUZUKI, CDR SATO Takashi, said, “We were able to improve our tactical skills and interoperability with the U.S. Navy through this bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy's Carrier Strike Group. The JMSDF and the U.S. Navy work closely together to maintain and improve our joint response capabilities to various contingencies.”
The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness to respond and contributes to the defense of Japan based on the deterrence and response capabilities of the strong Japan-U.S. alliance, and contributes to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region in cooperation with many nations that share our fundamental values toward the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.