Topic: Exercise KAKADU

Fiji uses Kakadu exercises to boost joint capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Glenelg, Lieutenant Commander Jorge McKee speaks with the Commanding Officer Republic of Fiji Navy Ship (RFNS) Kikau, Lieutenant Commander Joseva Tunidau, while alongside HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer HMAS Glenelg, Lieutenant Commander Jorge McKee speaks with the Commanding Officer Republic of Fiji Navy Ship (RFNS) Kikau, Lieutenant Commander Joseva Tunidau, while alongside HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

The Republic of Fiji Navy ship Kikau will use the sea phase of Kakadu 2018 to work alongside regional partners including Australia and Tonga to boost joint capability.

International showcase brings nations together

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LBIS James McDougall (photographer)

New Zealand sailors perform the Haka during the Exercise KAKADU 2018 International Cultural Festival held at the Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal. (photo: LSIS James McDougall)

New Zealand sailors perform the Haka during the Exercise KAKADU 2018 International Cultural Festival held at the Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal.

All nations visiting Australia for Exercise KAKADU took some time during the harbour phase to share their cultural heritage in a showcase evening of performances, demonstrations and food.

Australia and Japan remember together

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer JMSDF Ship Sazanami, Commander Shoji Ishikawa; Captain Kaichi Matsuura (obscured); Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN; Bob Shewring, President of the Darwin RSL Sub Branch; and members of the Darwin community, lay wreaths at the Darwin Cenotaph in memory of those who died during the Second World War. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

L-R: Commanding Officer JMSDF Ship Sazanami, Commander Shoji Ishikawa; Captain Kaichi Matsuura (obscured); Deputy Commander Northern Command, Captain Bryan Parker, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN; Bob Shewring, President of the Darwin RSL Sub Branch; and members of the Darwin community, lay wreaths at the Darwin Cenotaph in memory of those who died during the Second World War.

The Commanding Officers of Japanese Ship (JS) Sazanami and HMAS Coonawarra were among representatives who attended wreath laying ceremonies in Darwin recently during Exercise KAKADU 2018.

Crocs come to KAKADU during sports day in Darwin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors compete in the Ocean Warrior Challenge held at the Darwin Waterfront as part of Exercise KAKADU 2018. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Royal Australian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force sailors compete in the Ocean Warrior Challenge held at the Darwin Waterfront as part of Exercise KAKADU 2018.

Participants in Exercise KAKADU have come together to make a splash during a sports day with a difference at Darwin’s waterfront.

Australia's Fleet Commander calls on counterparts to unite across the region

Published on by LEUT Geoff Long (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Senior Naval Officers from Exercise KAKADU participating nations listen to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead  deliver his keynote address at the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Building in Darwin.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Senior Naval Officers from Exercise KAKADU participating nations listen to Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead deliver his keynote address at the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly Building in Darwin.

Fleet Commanders and their representatives from 27 countries have held high-level discussions in Darwin aimed at strengthening regional cooperation in the maritime domain.

Exercise KAKADU kicks off in Northern Territory

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

Partnerships matter - Exercise KAKADU 2018 has been launched in typically Australian style with an indigenous smoking ceremony on board HMAS Canberra in Darwin. (photo: Unknown)

Partnerships matter - Exercise KAKADU 2018 has been launched in typically Australian style with an indigenous smoking ceremony on board HMAS Canberra in Darwin.

Exercise KAKADU has commenced in Australian style with an indigenous smoking ceremony onboard the Royal Australian Navy flagship HMAS Canberra.

HMAS Sirius prepares for Exercise KAKADU with USS Michael Murphy

Published on by LEUT Peter Gilkinson (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU. (photo: Department of Defence)

HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU.

HMAS Sirius achieved an important milestone recently when she successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RAS) number 576 by supplying fuel to Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy during her transit to Exercise KAKADU 2018.

WA-based ships depart for deployments

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Family and friends farewell loved ones as HMAS Stuart departs Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Family and friends farewell loved ones as HMAS Stuart departs Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

There were banners, tears and hugs on Diamantina Wharf at Fleet Base West on August 22 as HMA Ships Sirius and Stuart headed off on deployment.

HMAS Melbourne departs for seven month deployment

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Melbourne departs Sydney Harbour for the last time in seven months as she heads off on Indo-Pacific Endeavour and Exercise RIMPAC.

HMAS Melbourne has departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound for a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne's deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, Exercise KAKADU in Australia's north and a variety of port visits and community engagement in the North East Asian region. 

Warramunga engages with regional neighbours

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Eggins (author and photographer), CPOEW Martin Anderson (photographer)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee. (photo: LCDR Fiona Eggans)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee.

New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.