Anti-submarine warfare drills are being conducted jointly by the US, Canada, India, Japan, and South Korea to fortify their alliance against potential threats from China and North Korea.
The US, Canada, India, Japan, and South Korea are holding joint anti-submarine warfare exercises, Sea Dragon 23, while Japanese and South Korean leaders discuss strengthening their alliance against potential threats from China and North Korea. The drills involve more than 270 hours of in-flight training and classroom sessions for pilots and officers from all participating countries to share tactics and capabilities. The exercise will be held as a competition, with the country with the most points winning the “Dragon Belt.” The US 7th Fleet, which operates in the Indo-Pacific region, routinely interacts with allies and partners to preserve a free and open region, including in the South China Sea, where it conducts operations near China-held islands. The drills come as China’s navy is taking part in joint search and rescue exercises in the Gulf of Oman with Iran and Russia.