Army, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Troops Conduct Joint Cyber Warfare, Tactical Ops Exercise

The U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force held a bilateral exercise to test cyber warfare capabilities and tactical maneuvers, National Defense reported Tuesday.

The Cyber Blitz-Orient Shield 2019 event featured over 3K participants and took place at various locations in the U.S. and Japan.

Richard Wittstruck, associate director for field-based experimentation and integration at Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center, said the team developed and implemented a scenario into live and virtual operations as part of the exercise.

“We distributed them several places [in the continental United States] so that they could do live, virtual, constructive training with real equipment and real threats presented to them, and then synchronized their products and activities with the multi-domain task forces part of Orient Shield,” said Wittstruck.

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