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RIMPAC has Begun

tomahawk6

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I hope the exercise goes well.


https://www.stripes.com/news/rimpac-begins-without-china-but-adds-army-and-air-force-firepower-1.535333


The countries participating in this year’s exercise are: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
 

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Interesting how some of those countries lie nowhere near the Pacific...

MM
 

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Interesting rationale re:Israel....

https://www.jpost.com//Israel-News/Israel-to-join-largest-international-maritime-exercise-for-first-time-559033

 

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A nice photo from HMCS Vancouver.They were being shadowed by a PRC spy ship.   


https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/rimpac-under-watch-by-chinese-spy-vessel-1.53


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Projectiles containing a combination of infra-red and chaff material, designed to act as a decoy for incoming missiles, are launched from the Multi Ammo Soft-kill System on board Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Vancouver on July 10, 2018, during the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2018.
TONY WRIGHT/CANADIAN ARMED FORCE
 

tomahawk6

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HMCS Vancouver and Ottawa video as they leave Pearl Harbor for sea phase of RIMPAC.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5LoIBeKC0c
 

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tomahawk6 said:
HMCS Vancouver and Ottawa video as they leave Pearl Harbor for sea phase of RIMPAC.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5LoIBeKC0c

The first ship in the video was very impressive/futuristic looking.
 

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Retired AF Guy said:
The first ship in the video was very impressive/futuristic looking.

Singapore ship RSS Tenacious. Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigate.
 

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As part of RIMPAC the Marines tested flash bang mortar round which had the power of 14 stun grenades.A very nice non lethal tool for the tool kit.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-military/2018/07/18/marines-hang-flash-bang-mortar-rounds-for-first-time/
 

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The amphibious portion of RIMPAC has concluded.The Marines hit the beaches from HMAS Adelaide and Indonesian KRI Makassar.

https://www.stripes.com/news/eleven-nation-force-storms-beach-in-rimpac-s-amphibious-finale-1.540102
 

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The Army was involved in the SINKEX. It takes long range missiles for this approach to work.Being able to use naval missiles is huge.Firing a Tomahawk missile will be next IMO.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/08/07/not-just-for-the-navy-army-uses-rimpac-to-give-this-new-task-force-its-first-real-world-tryout/
 
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