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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