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Britain and Japan conduct joint training in discreet capabilities

Japan sends recon unit soldiers to participate in UK Surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) Patrol exercise.

Britain and Japan conduct joint training in discreet capabilities

A Japanese Fuji Camp based Ground Self Defence Force recon unit soldiers participated in the exercise VAMBRACE WARRIOR along with a US Marine Corps Officer and British Army officer. Exercise VAMBRACE WARRIOR was conducted in Wales and consisted of sustained Static Covert Surveillance (SCS) at range, close target reconnaissance and the terminal guidance of remote fires. The exercise included patrols from the UK, US, Japan, whom, amongst other countries that made up a multinational headquarters. In order to make the training realistic there was also an Opposing Force element of specialist Counter-Surveillance (CS) and Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD).

The JGSDF team participated in this exercise for one week, inserting into the area of operations covertly and constructed an observation post from which they reported on the Opposing Force movement undetected. Japan participated with the highest discipline and determination with excellent results and learning techniques for Long Range Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Britain and Japan conduct joint training in discreet capabilities
Britain and Japan conduct joint training in discreet capabilities
Published 2 November 2016