Two Frigates Now on Separate Pacific Missions

August 15, 2022 – Following their participation in RIMPAC, HMCS Vancouver and Winnipeg continue to operate in the Indo-Pacific, where they will remain deployed until December 2022. HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Winnipeg will participate in bilateral and multinational training exercises and engage with regional militaries and other international security partners in order to reinforce collective defense and promote stability in…

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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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About the Japan-Canada Defense Minister Telephone Talks

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – We would like to inform you that the marking has been carried out as follows: A telephone conversation was held between Defense Minister Kishi and the Canadian Defense Minister for about 40 minutes from 10:00 on November 25, 2020. At the beginning, the Canadian Minister of Defense expressed his congratulations to Minister Kishi for…

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USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Gunnery Exercise with HMCS Winnipeg

November 5, 2020 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) conducted a live-fire gunnery exercise with the Halifax class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) off the coast of Japan, Nov. 5, 2020. The evolution was part of a bilateral exercise to increase warfighting readiness and interoperability between United States Navy and Royal Canadian Navy forces. “This…

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