JS SUZUTSUKI conducted an anti-aircraft missile, ESSM launch training in the U.S.
23 June, JS SUZUTSUKI, currently on a dispatch training to the US, conducted an anti-aircraft missile, ESSM launch training in the surrounding sea of Hawaii in support of the U.S. Navy.
The Commanding Officer of JS SUZUTSUKI, Commander NOGUCHI Yuta said, “We managed to display the full capability of our installed weapon systems, succeeded in defeating a target, and improved our tactical capabilities. In addition, crew morale is high to respond to new missions.”
The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness and contributes to peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and the international community in cooperation with allied and like-minded navies, not only for the defense of Japan, but also for the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” and a security environment that does not tolerate any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force.