Navy joins Japan and UK for submarine-hunting exercise in Philippine Sea

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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Izumo, foreground, shown here on June 15, 2017, took part in a naval exercise this week with U.K. and U.S. naval vessels. (NATHAN BURKE/U.S. NAVY)
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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer JS Izumo, foreground, shown here on June 15, 2017, took part in a naval exercise this week with U.K. and U.S. naval vessels. (NATHAN BURKE/U.S. NAVY)

Navy joins Japan and UK for submarine-hunting exercise in Philippine Sea

by: Christian Lopez | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 22, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. sailors have joined forces with Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force and the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy for the first time during a submarine-hunting exercise in the Philippine Sea.

The opportunity for the two-day trilateral exercise, which was expected to wrap up Saturday, surfaced following the completion of a nine-month deployment by the Royal Navy’s oldest serving frigate, HMS Argyll, according to a Navy statement Thursday.

Alongside the Argyll, the JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo and a Navy submarine are also taking part in the anti-submarine warfare exercise Submarine Group 7 commander Rear Adm. James Pitts said in the statement.

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