HMCS Winnipeg Completes Indo-Pacific Deployment

HMCS Winnipeg returned to Esquimalt December 16th after a four-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. During Winnipeg’s deployment, approximately one and a half months was dedicated to Operation NEON, Canada’s contribution to the coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed against North Korea. Winnipeg’s deployment demonstrates Canada’s continued commitment to work with like-minded…

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RAN Completes Exercise with Canada, Germany, Japan & US

Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels have finished nine days of maritime warfare training with four nations during ANNUALEX 2021. HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga joined the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy in the Philippine Sea to practice maritime communications, flying operations, replenishments at sea, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare. Commander of the…

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Chinese Propaganda: HMCS Winnipeg “was of almost no actual use”

Canadian warship HMCS Winnipeg stopped for rest at US Naval Facility White Beach in Okinawa on Monday after its transit of the Taiwan Straits with a US destroyer in mid October, as well as joint training with US and UK aircraft carriers and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s warships. Chinese military expert pointed out that such provocative acts encouraged by…

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Japan-Canada Bilateral Exercise

The JMSDF conducted a bilateral exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Royal Canadian Navy 2. Date November 9 3. Exercise Area East China Sea 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS…

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Rendezvous at Sea Sweet as Maple Syrup

A recent training activity between the Australian and Canadian navies in the Indo-Pacific was particularly significant for one Royal Australian Navy member. Lieutenant Commander Stephen Wall spent 16 years as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy before joining the Royal Australian Navy in 2018. Lieutenant Commander Wall is now HMAS Warramunga’s principal warfare officer and is currently at sea…

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Chinese Propaganda Slams Taiwan Strait Transit

The US Navy destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105) and the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg sailed through the Taiwan Strait on October 15, and the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) sent its naval and air forces to track and monitor the two warships in the whole course, said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the…

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USS Dewey and HMCS Winnipeg Transit Taiwan Strait

Destroyer USS Dewey conducted a Taiwan Strait transit in cooperation with Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg October 14-15, 2021. “The transit demonstrates the commitment of the United States and Canada to a free and open Indo-Pacific, Cooperation like this represents the centerpiece of our approach to a secure and prosperous region” said CDR Haley Sims, US 7th Fleet Public…

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Canadian Warship Docks in Manila for Goodwill Visit

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is on a goodwill visit to the Philippines to demonstrate the friendly relations between the two countries. The Canadian Embassy in Manila on Tuesday said Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg arrived on Monday and would be docked at the Port of Manila October 11-13. The Winnipeg last visited the country in 2017. Aside from…

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HMCS Winnipeg Operated With Allied Carrier Strike Groups

U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) joined with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and the United Kingdom’s carrier strike group (CSG 21) led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, Oct.…

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