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Naval Training Stresses Interoperability With Japan, U.S.

June 04 2012


An Australian frigate is ready for three days of drills this week with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, reports the Australian Dept. of Defense.

The bilateral Nichi Gou Trident exercise will include the Australian frigate Ballarat and AP-3C maritime patrol aircraft as well as the Japanese guided-missile destroyer Shimakaze and a submarine.

This is the first time that a Japanese submarine will take part in the drills, which are designed to improve interoperability...

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