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Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Australian, US Navies Flex Mine Warfare Capabilities
191108-N-AD347-0020.JPG Photo By: Lt.j.g. Alexander Fairbanks

Nov 18, 2019
NICHINAN, Japan - Sailors onboard Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9), moor the ship in the port of Aburatsu. Pioneer, part of Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, is operating in the 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response platform for contingency operations.


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