Twenty-Five Nations Conclude RIMPAC, the World’s Largest International Maritime Exercise

The world's largest international maritime exercise concluded this week following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The biennial exercise, known as Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC for short, involved twenty-five nations and included 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 … [Read more...]

U.S. Was Right to Give China’s Navy the Boot: James Stavridis

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) -- The vast annual military operation known as the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (simply RIMPAC in Pentagon jargon) just concluded on the beaches of Southern California with a huge demonstration of an amphibious assault, which involves sending troops ashore from warships at sea — a highly complex maneuver whether D-Day or present day. The … [Read more...]

Watch: Forty Ships and Submarines Sail in Close Formation

Forty ships and submarines from 13 nations operate in close formation during Rim of the Pacific 2016. This year's RIMPAC, the world's largest international maritime exercise, involves twenty-six partner nations, with more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel training in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California from June … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Pearl Harbor During RIMPAC 2016, the World’s Largest Maritime Exercise

Dozens of Navy ships from all over the world have descended on Pearl Harbor as part for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, the world's largest international maritime exercise. Participating in this year's event, lasting from June 30 to August 4, are a total of twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel in … [Read more...]

China Confirms Sending Five Warships to World’s Largest Maritime Exercise

BEIJING, June 3 (Reuters) - China's navy will send five ships to join a major U.S.-hosted naval drill this summer, even as tension mounts between the world's two largest economies over the South China Sea. The Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise, is held every two years in Hawaii in June and July. Critics … [Read more...]