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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China Decries Taiwan Strait Transit

The US navy destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) and Canadian navy frigate HMCS Vancouver (FFH-331) sailed through the Taiwan Strait on September 20 and hyped it up publicly. Army Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese PLA, denounced such provocative move in a written statement released on Wednesday. According to the spokesperson, the PLA Eastern Theater Command had organized its air and naval forces to track and monitor the US and Canadian warships in the whole course. The spokesperson also stressed in the statement…

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