US and Royal Australian Navy Conduct Vertical Replenishment Operations

Published on August 2, 2016 by

Moving supply such as food, munition storage cargoes into another warship .

First vertical replenishment by an Australian MRH-90 helicopter to a U.S. Navy warship off the coast of Hawaii during Rim of the Pacific 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.

RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.



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