Section: KAKADU 2014
While the focus of Exercise KAKADU is on the surface ships from Australia, Japan, Pakistan and the Philippines, aircraft from Australia, Japan and New Zealand have played an equally important role in the warfare exercises being conducted off Darwin, including three variants of the Orion P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.
In the final days of exercise of KAKADU, Commodore Peter Leavy, Commodore Warfare, visited a number of coalition ships before embarking on PNS Saif, 9 September 2014
An overnight battle at sea with the fictional ‘Redland’ fleet during Exercise KAKADU 2014 saw victory by the ‘Blueland’ forces.
The Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise has ended after a final week of war games off the coast of Darwin between eight ships, 26 aircraft and over 1,200 people from 15 Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean navies.
While the focus of attention during Exercise KAKADU 2014 is on the interoperability of the coalition fleet at sea in the waters north of Australia, several teams of people have been working hard in Darwin to ensure smooth sailing.
As Exercise KAKADU fosters new international relations, one relationship that began 20 years ago at the Australian Defence Force Academy(ADFA) is getting a work up.
The final week of Exercise KAKADU 2014 has commenced with ‘free-play’ exercises that provide participants with the opportunity to test their naval warfare capabilities, with the ships and aircraft divided into opposing fictional 'Blue' and 'Red' forces.
Dads serving in HMAS Sydney on Exercise KAKADU 2014 this weekend had their families top of mind as they sailed from Darwin for a second week of high-end warfare with the fictional ‘Blue Force’ and ‘Red Force’ battling it out at sea over pretend disputed territory.
It was a first for many of the children of Taminmin College when they saw a Royal Australian Navy helicopter land on their school oval on 5 September during Exercise KAKADU 2014.
In the midst of Australia’s largest naval warfare exercise for the year, Exercise KAKADU 2014, the guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney welcomed 25 members of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Sea Training Group aboard for the newly re-instituted ‘Sea Check’ program.