Fleet Intelligence Command conducted a Japan-U.S. Bilateral IW-TTX
On August 25 and 26, the Fleet Intelligence Command, together with the U.S. Navy Task Force 70 (TF70) / Carrier Strike Group 5, conducted a tabletop exercise on Information Warfare at the Maritime Operations Center, Funakoshi.
Capt. TAKAHASHI Hiromasa, Fleet Intelligence Command, who acted as IWC from the Japanese side, said, “In addition to conventional warfare using naval vessels and aircraft, the U.S. and Japanese naval forces will also engage in Information Warfare, which is a new way of fighting across domains including Space, Cyber, EW and other new and cognitive domains through information transmission, etc. This exercise is conducted on a regular basis so that joint operations can be carried out seamlessly. Through this exercise, we have improved our tactical capabilities in Information Warfare and interoperability with the U.S. Navy.”
Capt. Kurt Mole, Task Force 70, who acted as IWC from the U.S., said, “These Interactions will greatly benefit our capabilities in supporting our combined maritime objectives that rely on the Information Warfare domain We are proud to demonstrate our close relationship and understand how important engagement with our close partners in the JMSDF is to stability in the region.”
The Self Defense Fleet maintains readiness and contributes to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region not only for the defense of Japan but also for the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” in close cooperation with allied navy.