Section: 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.