RIMPAC 2018

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    magnificent:
    SeaWaves Magazine‏ @seawaves_mag 12h12 hours ago




    (July 9, 2018) A rainbow forms over the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial moored at Ford Island during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2018. T(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)

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    now noticed
    Navy: Chinese Spy Ship Monitoring RIMPAC Exercise, Again https://news.usni.org/2018/07/13/navy-chinese-spy-ship-monitoring-rimpac-exercise
     
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    [​IMG]KAUAI, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the back of a Palletized Load System (PLS) by the U.S. Army at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, targeting the ex-USS Racine (LST 1191), positioned at sea, during a sinking exercise as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018. This marks the first time the U.S. Army has participated in a sinking exercise during RIMPAC. by U.S. Pacific Fleet, on Flickr

    [​IMG]MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 10, 2018) U.S. Marines with Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, stage AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicles at Pyramid Rock Beach prior to embarking onto the Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock shop HMAS Adelaide (L01) as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise on Marine Corps Base Hawaii. by U.S. Pacific Fleet, on Flickr

    [​IMG]RIMPAC 2018
    Members of the Canadian 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment fire a Carl Gustav 84mm Recoilless rifle during live fire platoon attacks at range 800 during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 10, 2018.

    Photo by Ordinary Seaman Justin Spinello, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta
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    [​IMG]Exercise RIMPAC 2018 Members of 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Reconnaissance team and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) 1st Recon, jump from a USMC CH-53E Sea Stallion during helicopter casting training at Blue Beach training area during the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 9, 2018.
    Photo: Ordinary Seaman Justin Spinello, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta
    by Combat Camera / Caméra de combat, on Flickr
     
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    ...!

    I recalled I had heard something probably related ... now looked that up: Feb 22, 2017
     
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    ... related is

    Video: RIMPAC participants sink decommissioned landing ship USS Racine https://navaltoday.com/2018/07/15/v...-sink-decommissioned-landing-ship-uss-racine/

    but I call it clickbait LOL (the vid inside doesn't show a hit)
     
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    Well Jura there are plenty of SINKEX videos on youtube from previous RIMPAC exercises. You just have to wait for one from this year. The video more than likely needs to be cleared for public use.

    RIMPAC SINKEX
     
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    ... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Ground_Self-Defense_Force fired, too!
    US and Japan Fire Missiles to Sink Ship During RIMPAC https://www.military.com/daily-news...an-fire-missiles-sink-ship-during-rimpac.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_12_Surface-to-Ship_Missile
     
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    now watched a short one which is linked inside
    Chinese spy ship observes Japan, US, Australia ‘sinking’ old warship https://www.news.com.au/technology/...p/news-story/77bbc55abadee199e3bfe9e375327b9b

    then I searched youtube to find:
    will watch it in due course LOL
     
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    The gun fire was minimially effective, the air strikes from the missiles were good hits and certainly caused a lot of damage...but as usual, it was the torpedoes that put the ship down and broke her back.

    And those were not small ships either. The Newport News class LST that the US built 20 of and then used them and then sold a number of them, displaced 8,500 tons full load.
     
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