DVIDS – News – Republic of Korea Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force operate with Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group


WATERS EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA – The U.S. Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) conducted a trilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise in the waters around east of the Korean Peninsula on September 30.

Operations included the flagship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5, the USS Ronald Reagan, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (DDG 62), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65 ), the JMSDF destroyer JS Asahi (DD 119) and the Republic of Korea Navy destroyer ROKS Munmu The Great (DDH 976). The ships operated with a US submarine to improve interoperability in anti-submarine warfare.

“Coordination with our allies is key to strengthening our ability to respond to any challenge in the region. We all share common maritime strategy interests and challenges, and are truly stronger when we sail and operate together,” he said. said Rear Admiral Michael Donnelly, Commander, CSG 5. “The ROK Navy and the JMSDF are maritime forces with whom we always enjoy close collaboration, and we look forward to more operational opportunities in sea ​​that deepen our relationships and our abilities.”

Trilateral operations between the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea have enabled each nation to work together, increase interoperability, and focus on common maritime objectives.

“Through this exercise, I was able to improve our tactical capabilities and strengthen cooperation with the US Navy and ROK Navy,” said Cmdr. IKEDA Tadashi, Commander, JS Asahi. “The three countries, the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea share common strategic interests, and close cooperation on opportunities similar to this exercise is in high demand to address security challenges, including the various issues posed by North Korea.

Liaison officers from each country were able to observe the exercise from each participating surface ship.

“This ASW exercise allowed us to enhance our combined ASW capabilities against enemy submarine threats,” said Captain Cho Choong Ho, Commander, ROK Navy BATRON11. “We will continue these realistic high-intensity exercises so that we can react decisively and massively against any form of provocation.”

The United States Navy maintains a presence in the Indo-Pacific region to help preserve peace and security and strengthen our partnerships with our 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. The 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 largest forward-deployed fleet in the U.S. Navy, the 7th Fleet interacts with 35 other maritime nations to build partnerships that promote maritime security, promote stability, and prevent conflict.

For more information on CTF 70, visit https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/TF70CSF-5

Date taken: 28.09.2022
Date posted: 28.09.2022 23:32
Story ID: 430320
Location: KR

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