RIMPAC 2014 Comes To An End: The Chinese Approach to Transparency on Display

08/03/2014
08/03/2014: The Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014, or RIMPAC, comes to a close after more than a month of exercises involving 22 nations and more than 25,000 personnel. Transparency was a much highlighted quality for the exercise, and the PRC had its own version of transparency on display with…

RIMPAC Panorama View at Sea

07/30/2014
07/30/2014: Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in a close formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to August 1, in and around…

Qiandaohu Departs for At-Sea Phase of RIMPAC

07/20/2014
07/20/2014: The People's Republic of China, People's Liberation Army (Navy) replenishment ship Qiandaohu (AO 886) departs for the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from…

USS Freedom and Rim of the Pacific 2010

08/24/2010
Franscisco Valdovinos, chief boatswain's mate, assigned to the littoral combat ship USS Freedom, watches as Freedom approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard for a refueling at sea. Freedom and Bonhomme Richard are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2010, the world's largest international maritime exercise. [slidepress gallery='uss-freedom-and-rim-of-the-pacific-2010'] Credit:…

USS Freedom Action

08/24/2010
August 24th, 2010 / The littoral combat ship (LCS) is designed to operate as an extension of the fleet, USN, USCG and allied.  This is portrayed well by its current operations in RIMPAC. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multi-national interoperability. [slidepress gallery='uss-freedom-action']…