IPD22 unit conducted a multilateral exercise “NOBLE RAVEN 22”

From 30 August to 7 September, the Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI conducted a multilateral exercise “NOBLE RAVEN 22” with USS HIGGINS, USNS RAPPAHANNOCK, USNS JOHN ERICSSON and HMCS VANCOUVER in the vicinity of Guam to the South China Sea.
The Commanding Officer of Escort Flotilla 4, RADM HIRATA Toshiyuki, who served as the Japanese Commander for this exercise, said, “Through increased practical exercise, we improved its tactical capabilities and interoperability between the JMSDF, the U.S. Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy, and we promoted cooperative relationship of Japan-U.S.-Canadian naval forces in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”
Through multilateral exercise, the Self-Defense Fleet, together with the navies participating countries, defends maritime order based on the rule of law and addresses global challenges.
The Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive, continues to integrate with allied and friendly navies, safeguards the peace and defense of Japan, and contributes to the stability in the Indo-Pacific region.