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Friday, August 19, 2016

HMCS Vancouver to train with Australian Navy

By: David Pugliese, Defence Watch

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver has left Pearl Harbour to conduct operations in the Asia-Pacific region following Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), says the Royal Canadian Navy. The RCN pointed out in a news release that activities for the frigate will include participating in Exercise KAKADU, a joint, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy, and WESTPLOY 16, a deployment aimed at building strong ties between the Royal Canadian Navy and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries.

A total of 20 nations will participate in Exercise KAKADU, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, United States of America and Vietnam.