India joins Quad companions, Japan and South Korea for Sea Dragon train


NEW DELHI: India and its companions within the Quadrilateral Safety Dialogue or Quad together with Canada and South Korea are collaborating within the multinational train Sea Dragon at Guam within the Western Pacific.

The train, primarily centered on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) coaching, will contain greater than 270 hours of in-flight coaching and actions starting from monitoring simulated targets to monitoring a US Navy submarine. Every occasion can be graded and the nation scoring the very best factors will obtain the Dragon Belt award.

The wargame, being held at Andersen Air Power Base in Guam, consists of contingents from the Indian Navy, the US Navy, Royal Australian Air Power, Royal Canadian Air Power, Japan’s Maritime Self-Protection Power and the South Korean Navy.

Two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol plane of the US Navy are collaborating within the drill. Throughout classroom coaching periods, pilots and flight officers from all of the international locations will construct plans and focus on techniques incorporating the capabilities and tools of their nations, the US Pacific Fleet stated in a press release.

“As [officer-in-charge], I’m longing for the chance to additional develop our partnerships with Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and Korea whereas at Sea Dragon 2022,” stated Lt Cmdr Braz Kennedy, officer-in-charge of the US detachment from Patrol Squadron 47.

The Royal Canadian Air Power received the Dragon Belt finally 12 months’s train and is defending the title at Sea Dragon 2022.

“This train is an annual, multi-national high-end ASW coaching train,” stated Cmdr Tomoyuki Michiyama, commanding officer of Flight Division 31 of Air Patrol Squadron 3 of Japan’s Maritime Self-Protection Power.

“I imagine that by conducting a variety of coaching, from classroom coaching on the bottom to precise coaching concentrating on a submarine, we will enhance our tactical expertise. As well as, by means of coaching, trade of opinions, and numerous kinds of exchanges, we count on to strengthen cooperation and deepen mutual understanding among the many collaborating navies and air forces.”

The P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol plane will conduct maritime patrols and reconnaissance and theatre outreach operations inside the US Pacific Fleet space of operations.

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