What Was That RIMPAC? It Just Blew Into Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) from the USS Essex (LHD 2) blows into Kawaihae Harbor as part of the RIMPAC training operations going on in Hawaii. July 17, 2012.

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The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy’s Assault Craft Units and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). They transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the assault elements of the Marine Air/Ground Task Force both from ship to shore and across the beach.

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