Here is the decommissioned USS Thach (FFG 43) getting bombarded with missiles and torpedoes during Rim of the Pacific 2016 live fire sinking exercise held July 14, 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. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, providing a 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.