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Published on Jul 17, 2016
The US Navy's decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) sinking with anti-ship missiles and torpedo, during an international sinking exercise, or SINKEX, for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Participants in the exercise include U.S., Canada, Australia, and the Republic of Korea.
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.