Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance was Conducted by Japan, the United States, and Australia.

From November 19 to 20, P-1 conducted a Japan-U.S.-Australia joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) around Japan with P-8As from the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
In a Joint Vision Statement from Trilateral Defense Ministers’ Meeting held in this June, the three countries decided to strengthen the cooperation for ISR. Also, when we look at the security environment surrounding Japan, it is essential that the JMSDF cooperates with allied and like-minded countries to improve deterrence through ISR.
This joint ISR allowed Japan, the U.S., and Australia to improve their interoperability and to strengthen their relationship.
The JMSDF will continue to further improve its capability and contribute to deepening the international security and defense cooperation among Japan, the U.S., and Australia.
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.