• Short Summary

    A coordinated naval exercise involving sea and air units of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and the United States Seventh Fleet was conducted in international waters in the Sea of Japan from 28 May through to 5 June.

  • Description

    A coordinated naval exercise involving sea and air units of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) and the United States Seventh Fleet was conducted in international waters in the Sea of Japan from 28 May through to 5 June.

    The purpose of the exercise was to conduct anti-submarine and anti-aircraft warfare training for both fleets, and to carry out communications and refuelling operations. Coordinated exercises of this type have been carried out annually since 1959 and have provided valuable training for all units involved.

    This is official film from the United States Department of Defence in Washington D.C.

    SYNOPSIS: A coordinated naval exercise involving ships and aircraft of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force and the United States Seventh Fleet was conducted in international waters in the Sea of Japan from the 28th of May through until the 5th of June this year....... the exercises have been held regularly since 1959.

    The purpose of this year's exercise was to conduct antisubmarine and anti-aircraft training for the Japanese and American navies, and also to carry out coordinated communications and at sea refuelling drills. Aircraft from both navies were used extensively this year.

    Both Japanese and United States Navy submarines accompanied the naval exercise forces and simulated aggressor submarines to provide more realistic training.........intruder aircraft were also used to simulate air attacks.

    The main aim of the exercise however, was the sea defence. The Japanese ship "Shikinami" -- seen here under way -- is one of the Japanese anti-submarine destroyers.

    This year's exercise devoted a lot of time to refuelling at sea operations. The United States ship "Ticonderoga", seen here refuelling the "Shikinami" is especially equipped for such operations.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAB2UZ2Q5H4SMNO2WE0MATDA55
    Media URN:
    VLVAAB2UZ2Q5H4SMNO2WE0MATDA55
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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