RIMPAC 2016: The largest naval exercise in the world is underway in Hawaii

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The world’s largest multi-national maritime drill, RIMPAC, is underway off Hawaii.

RIMPAC 2016, consists of 45 surface ships and five of them from China.

But the vast majority are from the U.S. It gives the host nation a chance to show-off its power.

CCTV America’s Nathan King reports from Honolulu.

RIMPAC 2016: The largest naval exercise in the world is underway in Hawaii

RIMPAC 2016: The largest naval exercise in the world is underway in Hawaii

The world’s largest multi-national maritime drill, RIMPAC, is under way off Hawaii. RIMPAC 2016, consists of 45 surface ships and five of them from China. But the vast majority are from the U.S. It gives the host nation a chance to show-off its power. CCTV America's Nathan King reports from Honolulu.



Some 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel from 26 countries are participating in the five-week drills which will be conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and in southern California from June 30 to Aug. 4.

This marks the second time China has been a full participant in RIMPAC. It has brought five ships and is expected to play a much larger role in this year’s drills.

Check 360 degree view of some of the ships at RIMPAC2016  here: