Ships and plane from america, Australia, Canada and Malaysia sunk a decommissioned Navy frigate in a live-fire train throughout Rim of the Pacific 2022.
The decommissioned USS Rodney M. Davis was sunk July 12 in waters 15,000 ft deep, 50 nautical miles north of Kauai.
Video launched by the Navy confirmed the frigate being hit repeatedly with rockets and bombs till it was a smoldering wreck.
“There’s nothing that actually replaces the coaching worth of alternatives akin to this, which allow us to check our weapons and their related fight programs with as a lot realism as potential,” stated Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Christopher Robinson, deputy commander of the RIMPAC activity power.
“The SINKEX was a professionally enriching expertise for the crew of KD Lekir,” stated Adm. Mohd Reza Mohd Sany, chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy. “These occasions present a superb platform towards enhancing interoperability amongst the taking part navies.”
Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, 4 submarines, greater than 170 plane and 25,000 personnel are taking part in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and across the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. It’s the world’s largest worldwide maritime train.