In this Nov. 11, 2019 photo, Royal Australian Navy ship the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta (FFH 154), front, a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force surface contact ship, center, and the underway replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
US Navy/Chief Operations Specialist Michael Ojeda
In photos: US, Japan, Australia, Canada navies sail in Philippine Sea
(Philstar.com) - November 14, 2019 - 11:54am

MANILA, Philippines — United States, Japan, Australia and Canada recently joined forces for a maritime exercise in the Philippine Sea.

Ships from the US Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Navy sailed in a formation during the Annual Exercise 19.

The joint drill is a bilateral exercise between the US and Japan to further develop coordination and interoperability between the allies.

Among the ships deployed in the exercise were the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer USS Milius, Canada's Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ottawa, Australia's Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta and Japan's surface contact ship. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69), front, and the Royal Canadian Navy ship the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
US Navy/Chief Operations Specialist Michael Ojeda
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force surface contact ships sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force surface contact ships sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force aircraft, top, and a U.S. Navy aircraft fly above JMSDF ships as they sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
US Navy/Chief Operations Specialist Michael Ojeda
Ships from the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy break formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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Ships from the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy break formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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Ships from the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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Aircraft from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force perform a fly-over as ships from the U.S. Navy, JMSDF, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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Ships from the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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Ships from the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy sail in formation during Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 19.
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