Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is scheduled to join the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) during a multinational group sail from waters near Hawaii to Guam beginning Sept. 9, to conduct integrated, multi-domain operations, the U.S. Navy announced.
U.S. Naval forces routinely participate in multinational group sails in order to operate alongside regional allies and strengthen our shared commitments to regional stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific through integrated training and cooperation. Operating together alongside allies from the RAN, ROKN, and JMSDF strengthens each nation’s collective commitment to international rules-based order.
Throughout the group sail period, participants will operate and train together, exercising integrated maritime operations in a multi-domain warfighting environment. Professional integrated engagements allows the U.S. Navy and allies the opportunity to build upon existing strong relationships and improve collective readiness and response to any situation.
Australia, the Republic of Korea, and Japan have all fostered long-standing alliances with the United States, who regularly trains, exercises, and otherwise engages with regional allies and partners to ensure peace and stability throughout the region.
Participating U.S. units in the Multinational Group Sail include Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, and fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194). Participating from the RAN is HMA Ships Stuart (FFH 153) and Arunta (FFH 151). JMSDF participants include JS Ise (DDH 182) and JS Ashigara (DDG 178). Participating from ROKN are ROK Ships Chungmugong (DDH 975) and Seoae (DDG 993).