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ASW Interoperability in Western Pacific Region
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:22:40 AM »
ASW interoperability in Western Pacific | Janes - 14 March 2019
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The navies of Japan, the US, and the UK have taken steps to further enhance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) interoperability between the three services by conducting another trilateral exercise in the Western Pacific region.

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Assets participating in the latest exercise include a US Navy (USN) P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from the service’s VP-16 “War Eagles” patrol squadron, and two submarines of unspecified types, one each from the USN and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).


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Re: ASW Interoperability in Western Pacific Region
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 03:16:39 PM »
UK, US and Japan to hold anti-submarine warfare exercise in Western Pacific | Navy Recognition - 14 March 2019 14:09
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According to the U.S. Navy, the exercise will involve a U.S. Navy P-8A maritime patrol aircraft from the “War Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, the Royal Navy Type 23 (Duke-class) ASW frigate, HMS Montrose, the JMSDF Murasame-class destroyer JS Murasame , a P-1 JMDPF maritime patrol aircraft, and a JMSDF submarine.

“The Royal Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, and United States Navy all support a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Captain Brian Erickson, the commander of Task Force Seven Two (CFT 72). “Exercises like this demonstrate our nation’s resolve in the region, while improving interoperability, maintaining readiness, and learning best practices from one another.”

The first trilateral ASW exercise involving the three navies was held in December 2018 that saw the participation of the JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo, the Royal Type 23 frigate, HMS Argyll, and a U.S. Navy submarine, as well as a P-8A maritime patrol aircraft.
Notably, the JS Izumo, Japan’s premium ASW surface platform, is expected to be converted into an aircraft carrier capable of launching the F-35B—the U.S. Marine Corps variant of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter capable of vertical or short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) without requiring a catapult launcher—from its flight deck.