Exercise RIMPAC-22 will be conducted from June 29 to August 4 in and near the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
27 countries are participating in the current edition of the multidisciplinary exercise.
Its objective is to build interoperability and trust among friendly navies.
The theme of RIMPAC 2022 is Capable, Adaptive, Partners.
The first RIMPAC was held in 1971 involving forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).
India participated in RIMPAC for the first time in the year 2014 when the indigenously built Shivalik class stealth frigate INS Sahyadri participated in the exercise.
INS Sahyadri again represented the country in the 2018 edition.
In the year 2016, INS Satpura joined the maritime exercise.
Prior to 2014, the Indian Navy's presence in the WarGames was only as an observer for the 2006, 2010 and 2012 editions.
In the current edition, INS Satpura of the Indian Navy and a P8I maritime patrol aircraft are participating in the exercise.
P8I Maritime Patrol Vessel
The P-8I is a long-range multi-mission maritime patrol vessel built by Boeing for the Indian Navy.
It was designed to protect India's coastline and territorial waters.
It can conduct anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (AsuW), intelligence, maritime patrol and surveillance and military testing.
INS Satpura (F48) is a Shivalik-class stealth multi-role frigate built for the Indian Navy.
INS Satpura was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
INS Satpura is an indigenously designed and built 6000 ton guided missile stealth frigate capable of detecting and destroying air, surface and underwater adversaries.
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