Australian Warship in Japan for Bilateral, Trilateral Exercises

Press Release
Friday, June 01, 2012

After a short port visit to the city of Kure, HMAS Ballarat will participate in the Australian–Japanese bilateral Exercise Nichi Gou Trident 2012

The ANZAC-class Guided Missile Frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has arrived in Japan on the final stage of its North East Asian deployment after completing a successful series of exercises with the maritime forces of both China and Korea.

Ballarat will be joined by a Royal Australian Air Force AP3-C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and the Japanese Guided Missile Destroyer, JS Shimakaze from the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). A JMSDF submarine will also participate in this year’s exercise for the first time, demonstrating the strong commitment of both countries towards improving maritime security in the region.

The combined maritime exercise will take place in waters southeast of Japan's Kyushu Island. The exercise aims to further develop interoperability in all facets of naval operations common to both navies, with particular focus on complex Under Sea Warfare, Maritime Interdiction Operations and other core mariner skills activities.

On completion of the bilateral exercise, the Australian and Japanese forces will then be joined by the United States Navy (USN) for the trilateral exercise, Pacific Bond 2012 where the USN will contribute aircraft, ships and a submarine. This exercise will again focus on Under Sea Warfare and seek to further improve interoperability between all the three navies within the region.




 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

NYC Ferries: Gladding-Hearn Building Three New Vessels

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of the first of three new sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Inc., in New York City.

Warships Shell Houthis Outside Yemeni City of Aden

Warships shelled a column of Houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they tried to advance on the southern port city of Aden on Monday,

China's Air Drills Roil South China Sea Waters

China's air force conducted its first drill above the western Pacific Ocean on Monday, the Defence Ministry said, in a move that could exacerbate tensions with

Maritime Security

MARIN, Cruden, Tree C Technology Forge Small Ship Simulator

Severe vibrations and shocks of up to 9G over an average of 1000 hours per year. That’s what instructors of fast small ships such as the Fast Raiding, Interception

Syria Taps World Wheat Market as Stocks Run Down

Weeks after Syria said it had no need for wheat imports, the government plans to import 150,000 tonnes and has introduced ways to conserve grain stocks in signs

Warships Shell Houthis Outside Yemeni City of Aden

Warships shelled a column of Houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they tried to advance on the southern port city of Aden on Monday,

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1104 sec (9 req/sec)