US-2 participated in a trilateral exercise COPE NORTH 2024.

US-2, a search and rescue amphibious aircraft from Air Rescue Squadron 71, Fleet Air Wing 31 participated in a trilateral training COPE NORTH 2024 in the sea and airspace surrounding Guam with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, the U.S. Air Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force.
The Commanding Officer of Air Rescue Squadron 71, Commander ARAMAKI Taisuke, who led the Japanese side, said, “This is an annual, multi-national training. We improved search and rescue capability by utilizing US-2’s water landing feature, and deepened cooperation and mutual understanding with participating air forces through various exchange events.”
The Self Defense Fleet maintains maximum readiness and contributes to peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region, not only for the defense of Japan, but also for the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” in cooperation with allied and like-minded forces.