USN, ROK Bolster Alliance in Silent Shark Exercise
WATERS NEAR GUAM - The U.S. and the Republic of Korea navies are participating in Exercise Silent Shark 2015 in the vicinity of Guam, June 8-12.
The exercise integrates U.S. and Republic of Korean anti-submarine warfare assets to bolster relations and interoperability.
The units participating in Silent Shark include the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, a Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) submarine, and several maritime control and reconnaissance aircraft from the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.
Silent Shark provides an opportunity to utilize submarine vs. submarine tracking and quick reaction simulated engagement as a means to maintain stability throughout the Western Pacific region.
"We are conducting this exercise as a routine training opportunity with the ROKN to further build and increase interoperability," said Capt. Kurush F. Morris, commanding officer of Shiloh.
During the exercise, Shiloh Sailors will get the opportunity to identify and track participating submarines using different techniques from ship's binoculars to sonar.
The exercise is also enhancing the Republic of Korea Navy's ability to recognize and exploit various tracking techniques.