RIMPAC 2022 Concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4 following more than a month of realistic, relevant combined operations training conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, three submarines, nine national land forces, more than 30 unmanned systems, approximately 170 aircraft and over 25,000 personnel participated in the 28th edition of the…

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HMCS Winnipeg Conducts ASW Training at RIMPAC

HMCS Winnipeg recently participated in anti-submarine warfare training off the coast of Hawaii as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 in the Barking Sands Underwater Range off the coast off Hawaii. The operations team had the opportunity to detect, track, and fire torpedoes at an ‘enemy’ submarine. “Our operators undergo years of specialized training to gain proficiency in…

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Fleet Week Seattle Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

Destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and Cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Royal Canadian navy Kingston-class coastal defense vessels HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) and Yellowknife (MM 706), and USCGC Henry Blake (WLM 563) participated in a parade of ships, August 1, the grand entry to kick off Fleet Week Seattle 2022. Fleet Week Seattle is a time-honored celebration…

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HMCS Vancouver Supports TAPA during RIMPAC 2022

The modern battlespace is evolving rapidly and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is adapting to keep pace. As part of their participation in RIMPAC 2022, HMCS Vancouver spent over a week trialing various electronic warfare (EW) tactics that culminated in the ship being the first RCN vessel to tactically launch a surface offboard passive decoy (SOPD). The SOPD is one…

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Lockheed Martin Distances Itself From CH-148 Fiasco

The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 ® helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries. The S-92 was in service for 12 years when it reached 1 million flight hours. Just six years later, the fleet…

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Canada: A “Capable, Adaptive, Partner” at RIMPAC 2022

July 19, 2022 – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is playing a significant role in 2022’s iteration of the multi-nation Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, hosted by the commander of the United States Pacific Fleet and led by the commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet biennially. RIMPAC 2022, taking place June 29 to Aug. 4, has returned to a full-scale…

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