JS KIRISAME conducted a Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise with USS CARL VINSON CSG.

From November 26 to 30, JS KIRISAME conducted a Japan-U.S. bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON, guided missile destroyers USS KIDD, USS STERETT, dry cargo ship USNS CHARLES DREW, and replenishment tanker USNS YUKON in the sea and airspace from the East China Sea to the south of Okinawa.
The Commander of Escort Division 2, Captain KONNO Takashi, who led the Japanese side, said, “Through the exercise, we conducted the high-ended tactical exercises with the carrier strike group of the U.S. Navy and improved our tactical capabilities and interoperability with the U.S. Navy. The JMSDF and the U.S. Navy are working together more closely than they have ever done before and contributing to strengthening deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Alliance.”
The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness and contributes to peace and stability in the Indo-pacific region in cooperation with allied and like-minded navies.