The participating nations and forces will exercise a wide range of capabilities and demonstrate the inherent flexibility of maritime forces. These capabilities range from disaster relief and maritime security operations to sea control and complex war fighting.
Departure and Arrival time lapse of US Navy and Foreign warship during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.
Time-lapse of Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7), Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), Royal Australian Navy Canberra class amphibious ship HMAS Canberra (L02), Los Angeles-class fast-attack Submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773), U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCG Stratton (WMSL 752), Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Vancouver (FFH 331), Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific 2016, July 11, 2016.
Time-lapse of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), Chilean Navy frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane (FF 05), guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), French Navy Floreal-class frigate FS Prairial (F 731), Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class guided-missile frigate RSS Steadfast (70), amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force guided-missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hyuga (DDG 176) departing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific 2016, July 11, 2016.
Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.