JS Shiranui Makes Port Call in Haiphong

On October 26, the Indo-Pacific dispatch unit’s escort ship “Shiranui” conducted Japan-Vietnam goodwill training with the Vietnam Navy patrol boat “266” in the waters around Haiphong. The unit also made a goodwill visit to Haiphong, Vietnam from the 24th to the 26th. Through this goodwill training, in addition to improving tactical skills, we aimed to promote mutual understanding and friendly…

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JPN-USA-GBR-NLD-CAN-NZL Multilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) unit conducts a multilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy (USN), Royal Navy (RN), Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) 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…

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Franco-Japanese Exercise Oguri-Verny

On September 17, 2021 off the coast of New Caledonia, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) and the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) organized the bilateral Exercise Oguri-Verny. The Japanese destroyer JS SHIRANUI notably trained with the Gardian maritime aircraft of FANC 2 during air defense exercises. This joint training had several objectives: to improve tactical interoperability, strengthen cooperation…

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