The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2023 (IPD23) units conducted a multilateral exercise “Noble Typhoon” with the U.S. Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the French Navy.

During 10-14 June, JS IZUMO and JS SAMIDARE from the First Surface Unit of the Indo-Pacific Deployment 2023 (IPD23) conducted a multilateral exercise “Noble Typhoon” with the U.S. Navy USS RONALD REAGAN Carrier Strike Group, Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS MONTREAL, and French Navy frigate FS LORRAINE in the sea and airspace from southern waters of Okinawa to the South China Sea.
This exercise was conducted as a part of the U.S. Large Scale Global Exercise 2023 (LSGE23) to strengthen coordination with its allies and partner nations in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Commander of the First Surface Unit of the IPD23, Commander of Escort Flotilla 1, Rear Admiral NISHIYAMA Takahiro said, “The French Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy are our important like-minded partners to realize a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’. Through this multilateral exercise, we improved our tactical skills and strengthened cooperation with the participating navies. The exercise also demonstrated the will and the capability of Japan, allied and like-minded partners to maintain ruled-based international order in order to realize a ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific."
The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness and contributes to peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and the international community in cooperation with allied and like-minded navies, not only for the defense of Japan, but also for the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” and a security environment that does not tolerate any unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force.