Topic: Exercise KAKADU

HMAS Sydney welcomes JS Hatakaze on Exercise KAKADU 2014

Published on by SBLT Emily Hull (author), CPO Justin Downey-Price (photographer)

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In preparation for Exercise KAKADU 2014, HMAS Sydney and Japanese Navy Ship JS Hatakaze conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) en route to Darwin 22-24 August 2014.

Navies plan maritime warfare during Exercise KAKADU 2014

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson )

Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime exercise, KAKADU 2014.
 

Coalition sports day held at Larrakeyah Barracks

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

(left) HMAS Stuart participate in a tug of war against HMAS Sydney at the Inter-Nations Sports Day held at Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

(left) HMAS Stuart participate in a tug of war against HMAS Sydney at the Inter-Nations Sports Day held at Larrakeyah Barracks as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin.

On Wednesday 27 August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) competed against teams from visiting nations Japan and the Philippines during the harbour phase of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Coalition observers tour HMAS Stuart

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Coalition observers from Exercise KAKADU 2014 with Ship's Company of HMAS Stuart on the forecastle after completing a guided tour.  *** Local Caption (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Coalition observers from Exercise KAKADU 2014 with Ship's Company of HMAS Stuart on the forecastle after completing a guided tour. *** Local Caption

On Tuesday 26 August 2014, HMAS Stuart held a tour for the coalition observers participating in Exercise KAKADU 2014 to familiarise themselves with the ship while it was alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.

Sydney and Stuart hold multi-nation Official Reception

Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Members of HMAS Sydney's Ceremonial Sunset Guard at Exercise KAKADU's Official Reception onboard HMAS Sydney alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory.  (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Members of HMAS Sydney's Ceremonial Sunset Guard at Exercise KAKADU's Official Reception onboard HMAS Sydney alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory.

On the first day of Exercise KAKADU 2014, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commander Australian Fleet, hosted an Official Reception on board HMA Ships Sydney and Stuart, and warmly welcomed representatives from the exercise’s participating nations.

Busy naval base plays host to Exercise KAKADU

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Mick Doncaster, CSM, RAN at the wharf of HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Mick Doncaster, CSM, RAN at the wharf of HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Known as the homeport for most of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet of the Royal Australia Navy (RAN), Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra is currently playing host to the Navy’s largest multinational warfare exercise, Exercise KAKADU.

Regional navies ready to play at KAKADU 2014

Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author)

File image: Warships from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore form up off the coast of Darwin during Exercise KAKADU 2012. (photo: LSPH Helen Frank)

File image: Warships from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore form up off the coast of Darwin during Exercise KAKADU 2012.

Warships from throughout the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean region are about to arrive in the Northern Territory for the Royal Australian Navy’s biggest and most exciting warfare exercise, KAKADU 2014, which will play out off the coast of Darwin from 25 August – 12 September.

Navies arrive in Darwin for major maritime warfare exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Lauren Rago (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer), CPL David Said (photographer), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS Cassie McBride (photographer)

Exercise KAKADU 2014 logo. (photo: N/A)

Exercise KAKADU 2014 logo.

More than 1,200 people, eight warships and 26 aircraft from 15 coalition nations are arriving in Darwin today for the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise, KAKADU 2014, to be held from 25 August to 12 September, 2014.