ShortDefenseUS Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft launches AGM-84 Harpoon during RIMPAC 2022

US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft launches AGM-84 Harpoon during RIMPAC 2022

The base of the VP-10 "Red Lancers" is in Jacksonville, Florida.

During Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, US Navy Patrol Squadron TEN (VP-10) and Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) successfully coordinated the firing of two Air to Surface Missile (AGM-84) Harpoons on the decommissioned Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60).

The base of the VP-10 “Red Lancers” is in Jacksonville, Florida. Within the U.S. Seventh Fleet’s area of operations, the squadron is getting ready to perform maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and theatre outreach activities.

P-8A Poseidon aircraft with an Air to Surface Missile AGM-84 Harpoon
P-8A Poseidon aircraft with an Air to Surface Missile AGM-84 Harpoon. Photo by Lt. Jason Clark, USN

RIMPAC, which brings together 26 countries, 38 ships, four submarines, more than 170 aircraft, and 25,000 participants, is the largest international maritime exercise ever. It is taking place in and around Southern California and the Hawaiian Islands from June 29 to August 4.

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