HMAS Ballarat - Japan Visit


HMAS Ballarat - Japan Visit (1.29 mins)

HMAS Ballarat conducted Exercise Nichi-Gou Trident 12, a bilateral exercise with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force over the period 4-5 June and Pacific Bond 12, a trilateral exercise with the JMSDF and the USN over the period 6-7 June. Nichi-Gou Trident also includes Japanese Defence Ship (JDS) Shimakaze (DDG), JDS Michishio (SSK) and JMSDF P-3C Orion aircraft from the 1st, 4th and 5th Air Wings. Pacific Bond includes JDS Shimakaze, JDS Hamana (AOE), JMSDF P-3C from the 1st, 4th and 5th Air Wings, USS McCampbell (DDG), USS Hawaii (SSN) and a USN P-3C Orion. The aim of both exercises is to develop interoperability between the two nations in naval operations, with a particular focus on anti-submarine warfare. Since 1975 the Royal Australian Navy has conducted 35 visits to Japan.

Publish Date 13 Jun 2012
Tags HMAS Ballarat 11123139 Exercise Nichi Gou Trident Japan Kure Okinawa
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