Submarine Torpedo Attack Training (plus a separate UGM-84 Harpoon missile launched during the same “RIMPAC” training exercise to Sink Ship).
This remarkable video contains two pieces of footage from same “RIMPAC” event—taken from inside a United States Navy Los Angeles-class fast attack sub, and from the air—details the preparation, loading, and launch of an anti-ship missile, and also shows a conventional torpedo striking the training target/decommissioned navy vessel.
Official release: PACIFIC OCEAN (July 12, 2018) Sailors assigned to Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) prepare to launch a UGM-84 Harpoon missile during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise to sink the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191) July 12 off the coast of Hawaii. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 – 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.
Credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lee, USN.
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