Japan—Maritime Self Defense Force Kicks Off Submarine Competition

U.S. Seventh Fleet | 02/13/2019

The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has launched a submarine competition off the country’s southern coast, reports the U.S. 7th Fleet. The event is scheduled to begin on Wednesday and conclude on Feb. 20. A U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine is set to participate in the competition. The competition is designed to evaluate and test Japanese crews on multiple platforms on their ability to conduct various aspects of anti-submarine warfare, said a 7th Fleet release...

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