The ADF has released its wrap-up video showcasing Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 – RIMPAC 18.
CAPTION: Leading Seaman Trent Gomm marshals a Royal Australian Navy MRH-90 helicopter as it departs HMAS Adelaide during a multi-spot exercise. Photo by Able Seaman Tara Byrne.
RIMPAC is a biennial military training exercise designed to strengthen international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.
The Australian Defence Force sent four surface ships (with helicopters), a submarine, one RAAF aircraft – and more than 1600 personnel to take part in RIMPAC 18 in Hawaii and California.
Now in its 26th iteration, the ADF deployed HMA Ships Adelaide, Success, Toowoomba, Melbourne and Rankin, an amphibious landing force from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and one P-8A Poseidon armed maritime patrol aircraft.
The multinational activity, held from 27 June to 2 August 2018 is the world’s largest maritime exercise and this year included 25,000 personnel from 25 countries.
Personnel exercised across a broad spectrum of scenarios including maritime security operations, sea control and complex war fighting as well as gunnery, missile, anti-submarine and air-defence exercises, explosive ordnance disposal, diving and salvage operations, mine clearance operations and two amphibious landings.
See here, the United States’
wrap-up of RIMPAC 18.