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Japanese vessels complete first mission to protect U.S. Navy ship

  • May 4, 2017
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All Thursday papers wrote that the MSDF helicopter carrier Izumo and escort ship Sazanami completed on May 3 their first-ever mission to protect a U.S. Navy ship based on the new security laws. The MSDF ships escorted the USNS Richard E. Byrd and conducted joint training with the vessel before parting in waters near the Nansei Islands. The navy vessel is expected to provide supplies to other U.S. ships deployed in the Sea of Japan for surveillance of North Korea.

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