Australien – Ships Arrive for Exercise RIMPAC

The Australian Defence Force’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise Rim-of-the-Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 is designed to test interoperability with 14 Pacific Rim nations.

Pearl Harbor - Berthing
Pearl Harbor – Berthing
Source: Australian Department of Defence
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Approximately 1200 personnel will be participating including members from Australian Navy ships HMAS Kanimbla, Newcastle and Warramunga, Navy Clearance Divers, members of 2 RAR from Townsville and members from 11SQN and 92WG from RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia.

This year will mark the 22nd RIMPAC. It will be hosted by the US Third Fleet over a five week period, finishing on the 1st August 2010.

Press release
Ministerial Support and Public Affairs,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, Australia