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Immediate Release

U.S., Republic of Korea, and Japan Participate in Missile Defense Exercise in Hawaii

From August 8-14, 2022, the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy participated in a missile warning and ballistic missile search and tracking exercise during the multinational Pacific Dragon exercise off the coast of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) in Hawaii.  

The U.S., Japanese, and ROK participants shared tactical data link information in accordance with a trilateral information sharing agreement. 

Following the June 11 U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Ministerial Meeting in Singapore, this missile warning and ballistic missile search and tracking exercise demonstrated the commitment of the U.S., ROK, and Japan to furthering trilateral cooperation to respond to DPRK challenges, protecting shared security and prosperity, and bolstering the rules-based international order.