HMAS Warramunga and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Inazuma are currently conducting Exercise Nichi-gou Trident.
CAPTION: HMAS Warramunga sails astern of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship JS Inazuma as the two ships conduct a transit in-company after departing Kure, Japan to conduct exercise Nichi-gou Trident. Photo by Petty Officer Yuri Ramsey.
Nichi-gou Trident has been a regular training event between Australia and Japan since 2009, this year has been another great opportunity to conduct maritime warfare serials, navigating in company and aviation operations.
The two ships will navigate in-company and conduct a series of Maritime Warfare Serials to build cooperation and interoperability between the two Navies.
HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga are currently deployed to Southeast and Northeast Asia where they are conducting a number of navy-to-navy engagements with partner nations across the region.
This deployment continues the Australian Defence Force’s robust and long standing program of international engagement in the Indo-Pacific.
Navy has deployed multiple ships across the region throughout 2021, demonstrating a commitment to working with partners to address shared challenges, including maritime security.