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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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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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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