A Royal New Zealand AirForce P-3K2 arrives at the airfield in Marine Corps Base Hawaii as part of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 14. The plane joins the multitude of other nations in support of the Naval assets involved in the exercise.
RIMPAC is the world's largest maritime military exercise involving 23 nations and more than 25,000 personnel.
The New Zealand Defence Force is also contributing HMNZS CANTERBURY, a light infantry platoon from 1RNZIR and the Operational Dive Team and a Mine Countermeasures Team based out of San Diego. There are more than 250 NZDF personnel participating in this six-week-long exercise, which covers a wide spectrum of military training activities ranging from Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief to complex warfighting.