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    JGSDF Fires Surface-to-Ship Missile during RIMPAC SINKEX [Image 3 of 7]

    JGSDF Fires Surface-to-Ship Missile during RIMPAC SINKEX

    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, HI, UNITED STATES

    04.04.2017

    Photo by Capt. Rachael Jeffcoat 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet

    170712-A-FJ530-1891 PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) fire a surface-to-ship missile from Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, July 12, toward decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191), positioned at sea, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. This marks the first time the U.S. Army and JGSDF have participated in a sinking exerise during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Rachael Jeffcoat/Released)

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    Date Taken: 04.04.2017
    Date Posted: 07.14.2018 04:43
    Photo ID: 4557687
    VIRIN: 170404-A-FJ530-1891
    Resolution: 4499x2118
    Size: 1.47 MB
    Location: PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, HI, US 

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