Topic: Exercise KAKADU

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.