Australia Brings New Amphibious Forces to Hawaii Exercises

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:27am

The Associated Press reports that “Australian soldiers are expected to lead a battalion in the storming of a Hawaii beach during the world’s largest maritime exercises this month, displaying amphibious military skills they’ve been building in recent years.”  

“For the first time, Australia’s navy has brought an amphibious assault ship to the 26-nation Rim of the Pacific drills.”  

“The HMAS Canberra is capable of delivering more than 1,000 troops ashore with the help of helicopters and water craft.”