The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI conducted a
trilateral exercise “NOBLE RAVEN22-2” with the U.S. Navy (USN) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in order to strengthen cooperation and to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below.
(1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities
(2) To strengthen cooperation among the JMSDF, the USN and the RCN
23 September- 1 October
3. Exercise Area
South China Sea
4. Participating units
(1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit),
Submarine (IPD22 Submarine Unit)
(2) USN: USS HIGGINS, USNS BIGHORN
(3) RCN: HMCS WINNIPEG
5. Type of exercises
Preventive measures against COVID-19 were implemented during the exercise.