On October 15th and 16th, the JMSDF conducted bilateral exercise KAEDEX 2019-2 with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in waters and airspace south of Kanto region.
The exercise aims to enhancing the JMSDF’s tactical skills and strengthening relations with the RCN. In the exercise, two JMSDF destroyers, JS Shimakaze and JS Chokai, and the RCN’s frigate HMCS Ottawa conducted training such as anti-submarine and anti-surface firing.
The MOD has been strengthening its relation with Canada, which is a Pacific nation sharing fundamental values with Japan, through such exercises to maintain peace and stability in Japan and the region.
Credit: Japanese Ministry of Defence