The Navy announced Friday that final planning has been completed for the giant two-year Rim of the Pacific Exercise this summer.
Forces from 27 nations are scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 – the largest naval exercise in the world.
The exercise will involve 41 ships, 4 submarines, more than 170 aircraft and almost 25,000 personnel.
“All the hard work and dedication preparing for execution will ensure that the 28th RIMPAC demonstrates our ability to act as competent, adaptable partners,” said Admiral Steve Koehler, San Diego Commander. 3rd US Fleet.
Coordinator of this year’s exercise will be the Lieutenant of the Royal Australian Navy. James Dobson, who described the level of teamwork among allied partners as “fantastic, ensuring that this exercise is carried out safely and professionally”.
The RIMPAC started in 1971 and took place every year until 1974, when it became a two-year exercise due to its large scale. The founding states are the United States, Australia and Canada.
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