Canadian Armed Forces participated in world’s premier joint and combined maritime exercise

National Defence

Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 concluded successfully today with over 800 Canadian sailors, aviators, and soldiers, having participated in this year’s iteration of the biennial exercise that took place in and around the Hawaiian Islands, from June 29 to August 4, 2022.

The Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to RIMPAC 2022 included Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Vancouver and Winnipeg, two CP-140 Aurora aircraft, and two CH-148 Cyclone helicopters. Canada also occupied key leadership positions, including Deputy Command of Combined Task Force RIMPAC, Command of the Combined Force Air Component, and Deputy Command of the Combined Force Maritime Component Command.

This was the 28th iteration of RIMPAC, and Canada is one of only three nations to have participated in every one since 1971.

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