sea of philippines The naval forces of Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the US completed a nine-day long multinational multinational annual exercise in the Philippine Sea on November 30, 2021.
Led by Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), this year’s Annualx concluded with a joint press conference with Vice Admiral Hideki Yusa, JMSDF Fleet Chief and Vice Admiral Carl Thomas, US 7th Fleet Commander, hosted by On the USS aircraft carrier. Carl Vinson (cvn 70) of the class “Nimitz”.
During ANUALEX 2021, the five participating international navies include the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the German Navy (GMN), the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the US Navy.
The focus of this year’s Anulex was to strengthen collective preparedness and maritime superiority with unparalleled opportunities for interoperability, advanced integrated training and state-of-the-art combat strategies.
The training conducted during the exercise included advanced planning, advanced maritime communication operations, anti-submarine warfare operations, air combat operations, live artillery fire events, refueling at sea, cross-flight operations and maritime intercept operations.
This year’s ANUALEX also included the exercise’s first Joint Information Warfare (IW) program, during which navies worked together on integrated command and control systems, allied hazards and environmental assessments, and electromagnetic emissions control measures.
The IW event began with a pre-commissioned IW conference between the JMSDF and US IW leaders, held in the multi-purpose destroyer. izumo (DDH 183).
source and photos: us Navy / Video: Royal Australian Navy