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