The Drive: Japan's Biggest Helicopter Carrier To Provide Escort For US Supply Ship
The Izumo will bring its potent anti-submarine capabilities to protect the US supply vessel.
Japan is deploying its newest and largest helicopter carrier, the Izumo, to escort a US supply vessel from the waters off Tokyo south, and possibly into the Sea of Japan. There it is supposedly tasked to rendezvous with vessels associated with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. At that time it is highly possible that the Izumo will also join the growing armada of vessels exercising off the Korean Peninsula in an effort to put increasing pressure on North Korea and possibly to contain or respond to additional missile and nuclear tests ordered by the Kim Jong Un regime.
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