The new 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment got to show off the basics of how it will operate with partners at RIMPAC. Now comes a major experimentation push ahead of a fall 2023 deadline to become operational.
Further promoting the Israeli-Moroccan partnership — made possible by the Abraham Accords — would allow the United States to multiply its strategic footprint in Africa without diverting resources from other theaters.
“As part of the U.S. Army’s operational training, American troops operated the system, which functioned with optimal effectiveness against a variety of threats and intercepted targets from different ranges,” according to a Rafael executive.
The Navy makes clear RIMPAC is never aimed at any specific country. But RIMPAC 2022 focuses on all the same skillsets that would be useful if China were to attack Taiwan, the head of the Pacific Fleet acknowledged.
The Navy wants its highly trained warfare tactics instructors on more ships and in program offices to help shape future weapons development. But the Navy is struggling to train enough for today's needs, let alone for expanded roles.
A new training program would enroll young Australian naval officers in U.S. nuclear propulsion and submarine officer schoolhouses, and then send them to sea on a U.S. boat, ahead of Australia developing and fielding its own nuclear-powered sub.