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ASDF, U.S. forces conduct joint military drills in waters off Naha

  • January 21, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

Today’s Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo reported on the announcement by the ASDF on Thursday that it conducted joint military drills with the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 18 and 19 in the Pacific southeast of Naha for the purpose of strengthening their airlift capabilities. Ryukyu Shimpo said F-15 fighters and C130 helicopters from the ASDF and F-15 fighters from the U.S. Air Force participated in the drills. The ASDF reportedly announced that this was the second such exercise conducted this year and it was intended to enhance joint response and strategic capabilities. 

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