This week a spectacular exercise took place in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, in which the frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG-60) was sunk.
This old vessel, of the Oliver Hazard Perry class, was launched in 1986 and decommissioned from the US Navy in January 2015. On July 12, this frigate served as the target for a sinking exercise as part of naval maneuvers Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, which brings together 38 ships, 4 submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 military personnel from 26 nations in waters near the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.
The ship was hit first by two Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and finally by an Exocet MM40 Block 2 anti-ship missile launched by the Royal Malaysian Navy corvette KD Lekir (F-26). Naval forces from Australia, Canada and the US also participated in this sinking exercise. You can see here the impressive images of the impacts:
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