Guam hosts anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon 2021
To develop their skills with members of the Royal Australian Navy, Canadian Air Force, Indian Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) with VP-5 traveled to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.
Sea Dragon 2021, focusing on preparation and excellence in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) to provide 125 hours of in-flight training from monitoring simulated targets to the final issue of locating and tracking USS Chicago, a U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Class Los Angeles.
Pilots and flight officers from all countries will develop strategies and discuss integrating techniques, skills and equipment for their respective nations into the exercise during classroom training sessions. Each exercise is graded, and the coveted Dragon Belt award will be given to the nation scoring the highest total points.
Exercise Sea Dragon 2021 is an annual international exercise involving military participants in the vicinity of Guam from Australia, Canada, India, Japan and deployed US Navy aircraft squadrons.
Maritime Business World