RIMPAC 2020

Hawaii & Southern California, USA
Hawaii & Southern California, USA

Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020) is a major United States Pacific Fleet biennial combined exercise to strengthen international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.

The multinational activity, held 17-31 August 2020 in Hawaii and off the coast of California, will be an at-sea-only event in light of COVID-19 concerns. RIMPAC 2020 will include 22 ships and 5300 personnel from 10 countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Philippines, Singapore and the United States.

 

The theme of RIMPAC 2020 is ‘Capable, Adaptive, Partners’

 

HMA Ships Hobart, Stuart, Arunta and Sirius will take part in RIMPAC 2020.

The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety of all military forces participating by minimising shore-based contingents. The modified RIMPAC plan was crafted as a way to conduct a meaningful exercise with maximum training value and minimum risk to the force, allies and partners, and the people of Hawaii.

This year’s exercise will include multinational anti-submarine warfare, maritime intercept operations, and live-fire training events, among other cooperative training opportunities. Continued planning will remain flexible as Navy leaders monitor and assess evolving circumstances.

RIMPAC 2020 is the 27th exercise in the series that began in 1971.

News Articles

RIMPAC 2020 news articles, some with video, are available on the Navy Daily website.

RIMPAC 2020 Online

US Navy RIMPAC 2020 Homepage

Facebook: @RimofthePacific

Twitter: @RimofthePacific

Instagram: @rimofthepacific

Imagery

Imagery for RIMPAC 2020 is available for viewing/download from the Navy Image Library.

HMAS Stuart arrives at the port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii before sailing to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020).
HMAS Stuart arrives at the port of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii before sailing to take part in Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020).