HMCS Vancouver & Winnipeg Conclude Keen Sword 23

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 Sailors along with Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and Joint force U.S. military personnel, conclude Keen Sword 2023 (KS23), a biennial joint/bi-lateral field training exercise, around the waters of Japan, Nov. 18. KS23 was designed to enhance Japan-U.S. readiness and interoperability while strengthening the bi-lateral relationship and demonstrating U.S. resolve to support the security interests of Allies and partners in the region. Keen Sword does so by providing militaries opportunities to train across a variety of mission areas in realistic scenarios, enhancing readiness, interoperability, and building…

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HMCS Vancouver & Winnipeg Train With Allies in Philippine Sea

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the USS New Orleans, assigned to Task Force 76/3, joined forces to conduct combined integrated operations with maritime forces from Canada and Japan to experiment with naval concepts in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific, concluding operations across the Philippine Sea, beginning Oct. 24. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team conducted a multitude of integrated, high-end warfighting exercises while forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Conducting operations with both traditional carrier strike group units and expeditionary strike group units gives…

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HMCS Winnipeg Trains With RAN Indo-Pacific Deployment

Maritime forces from Canada, Japan, and the United States concluded exercises in the South China Sea in support of Royal Australian Navy forces, Oct. 17. This is the first time all four nations have trained together in the South China Sea exercising complex, maritime operations in the region. This exercise builds on the previous bilateral and trilateral exercises from recent months conducted in the South China Sea. Throughout the naval exercises, participants trained together and conducted integrated operations designed to increase the allies’ collective ability to maintain maritime security and…

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Japan-Canada Bilateral Exercise (KAEDEX22)

“Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation between the JMSDF and the RCN 2. Period September 21-23 3. Exercise Area From the vicinity of Malaysia to the vicinity of Singapore 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit) (2) RCN: HMCS WINNIPEG 5. Type of exercise Tactical exercise 6. Notes Preventive measures against COVID-19 were implemented during the exercise.

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USN, RCN & JMSDF Exercise in South China Sea

Maritime forces from Canada, Japan, and the United States concluded exercises in the South China Sea, Oct. 1, demonstrating a shared commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) led the exercise in support of their Indo-Pacific deployment. The exercises included JMSDF’s JS Izumo (DDH 183) and JS Takanami (DD 110). The multi-lateral training for the three maritime forces served to strengthen skills in maritime operations, anti-submarine warfare operations, air warfare operations, live-fire missile events, and advanced maneuvering scenarios. “Through increased practical exercise, together we…

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KD Jebat PASSEX With HMCS Winnipeg in Malacca Strait

The Passage Exercise (PASSEX) between the Royal Malaysian Navy (RLDM) KD JEBAT and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS WINNIPEG was carried out in the waters around the Malacca Strait on 20 September 2022. HMCS WINNIPEG which is a Canadian warship arrived in this country on 14 September 2022, departed from Port Klang yesterday after completing its goodwill visit program in addition to celebrating the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. PASSEX is one of the initiatives of the TLDM and the Royal Canadian Navy to strengthen diplomatic…

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HMCS Winnipeg Completes Week of Upkeep in Port Klang

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate (TLDK) HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) has completed its seven-day operational tour. The ship arrived at Port Klang on 14 September with the welcome of the Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia and senior officers of the RMAF led by Captain Shahris Faisal bin Abdullah TLDM, Director of Strategy and Policy, Naval Headquarters. HMCS Winnipeg is a Halifax-class frigate and is headed by Commander Annick Fortin as Commanding Officer with a force of 250. Completed the assignment at the 2022 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, the…

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Japan-U.S.-Canada Multilateral Exercise NOBLE RAVEN 22-2

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. Objectives (1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation among the JMSDF, the USN and the RCN 2. Period 23 September- 1 October 3. Exercise Area South China Sea 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit),…

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KD Jebat Malacca Straits PASSEX With HMCS Winnipeg

The Passage Exercise (PASSEX) between the Royal Malaysian Navy (RLDM) ship KD JEBAT and the Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS WINNIPEG was carried out in the waters around the Malacca Strait on 20 September 2022. HMCS WINNIPEG, which is a Canadian warship that arrived in this country on 14 September 2022, departed from Port Klang yesterday after completing its goodwill visit program in addition to celebrating the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. PASSEX is one of the initiatives of the TLDM and the Royal Canadian Navy…

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Japan-Canada Bilateral Exercise (KAEDEX22)

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI, conducted a bilateral exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in order to strengthen cooperation and to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation between the JMSDF and the RCN 2. Period September 21-23 3. Exercise Area From the vicinity of Malaysia to the vicinity of Singapore 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit) (2) RCN: HMCS WINNIPEG…

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