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WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA – The U.S. Navy, Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) will conduct a trilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise in seas in the vicinity of Korea and Japan on Sept. 30.
Exercises such as this forge a trilateral relationship between Japan, Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States that is forward-leaning, reflective of our shared values, and resolute against those who challenge regional stability. Trilateral operations also concretely demonstrate our shared, unwavering commitment to upholding regional security and stability through information sharing and further trilateral cooperation. This exercise will promote interoperability, tactical and technical coordination, and efficient communications between the three countries.
The exercise will include the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, USS Ronald Reagan, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (DDG 62), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), the JMSDF destroyer JS Asahi (DD 119), and the Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976). The ships will operate with a U.S. submarine to enhance interoperability in anti-submarine warfare. Liaison officers from each country will observe the exercise from each surface vessel participating.
The U.S. Navy maintains a presence in the Indo-Pacific region to help preserve peace and security and further our partnerships with friends and allies.
The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. U.S. 7th Fleet conducts forward-deployed naval operations in support of U.S. national interests in the Indo-Pacific area of operations. As the U.S. Navy's largest forward-deployed fleet, 7th Fleet interacts with 35 other maritime nations to build partnerships that foster maritime security, promote stability, and prevent conflict.
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