The US Navy inaugurated the 28th edition of Rim of the Pacific ( RIMPAC ) at the end of last June. The world’s largest maritime exercise will feature 26 countries, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national armies, and more than 30 unmanned systems.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022, there are approximately 170 aircraft and more than 25,000 personnel who will train and operate around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California from June 29 to August 4, 2022.
Following RIMPAC’s theme of Capable Adaptive Partners, RIMPAC forces will exercise a wide range of capabilities, projecting the inherent flexibility of maritime forces and helping to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.
“By coming together as Capable, Adaptive Partners, and in the scale that we are, we are making a statement about our commitment to work together, to foster and sustain those relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of the sea lanes and the security of the world’s interconnected oceans. This is also how we find the areas where our national objectives overlap, where we can practice the procedures that will help to enable our interchangeability –the nexus of national will and interoperability.” Vice Admiral Michael Boyle, RIMPAC 2022 Commander