Military

Australian Navy Lands MV-22 During Pacific Exercise

By Amy Kluber | July 22, 2016


The Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey on its flight desk for the first time.

The trial was conducted as part of the Sea Phase for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the coast of Hawaii, said the Dept. of Defense. The exercise demonstrated interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces.

The Osprey flew from the U.S. Navy Landing Helicopter Amphibious USS America off the east coast of Oahu. 

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RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise. It's the first major international engagement for the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), MH-60R Seahawk and MRH-90 helicopters.

Photo courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy

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