To showcase combined capabilities to deter and counter regional threats, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command aircraft conducted a bilateral exercise with Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force 25 May, 2022 in the Sea of Japan.
This exercise was conducted to demonstrate both nations’ rapid reaction capabilities, high levels of force readiness, close coordination, bilateral interoperability, and credible deterrent capacity amid the increasing tensions and destabilizing regional security events brought about by North Korea.
The United States and Japan remain committed to jointly working to ensure peace and security throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
Photo credit: U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command aircraft conducted a bilateral exercise with Japan Air Self-Defense Forces 25 May, 2022.