Topic: Exercise KAKADU

Sprinkling of blue at Ex KAKADU

Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

A Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) HAWK 127 jet aircraft simulates a missile attack on HMAS Sydney during an air warfare exercise with the participating warships of Exercise KAKADU 2014. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

A Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) HAWK 127 jet aircraft simulates a missile attack on HMAS Sydney during an air warfare exercise with the participating warships of Exercise KAKADU 2014.

Around 50 Royal Australian Air Force personnel are supporting the Royal Australian Navy and achieving great training outcomes as part of Exercise KAKADU 2016.

Albany exercises in the north

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Nicholas Robinson (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Albany at sea off the coast of Darwin during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Albany at sea off the coast of Darwin during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Patrol boat, HMAS Albany has put to sea with Australia’s regional partners off the coast of Darwin, participating in Exercise KAKADU, which runs until 23 September.

KAKADU sea phase gets underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success off the coast of Darwin during the Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

HMAS Newcastle conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Success off the coast of Darwin during the Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Warships from many of the littoral nations of the Pacific and Indian oceans have sailed out of Darwin to begin the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU, Australia’s largest maritime exercise.

Australia’s premier international maritime exercise underway

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Mal Wise, OAM, RAN, speaks during the official launch of Exercise KAKADU 2016 aboard HMAS Adelaide, while alongside Darwin, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Commodore Warfare, Commodore Mal Wise, OAM, RAN, speaks during the official launch of Exercise KAKADU 2016 aboard HMAS Adelaide, while alongside Darwin, Northern Territory.

Australia’s largest international maritime exercise, Exercise KAKADU 2016, was officially launched in Darwin yesterday by the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer.

Personnel exchanges promote regional cooperation

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author and photographer)

From left, Midshipmen Kosbi Koyati, from PNG Navy, and Thomas Icke, RAN compare notes on chart work aboard Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship (HMPNGS) Moresby, during Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: LSIS Jayson Tufrey)

From left, Midshipmen Kosbi Koyati, from PNG Navy, and Thomas Icke, RAN compare notes on chart work aboard Her Majesty's Papua New Guinean Ship (HMPNGS) Moresby, during Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Two Midshipmen, one from Australia and one from Papua New Guinea, discovered they have a lot in common during Exercise KAKADU.

Gender perspectives vital to maritime operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by Flight Lieutenant Tritia Evans (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Exercise Kakadu 2016 Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, stands with Indonesian Navy Ensign, Kevin Syaifullah, after conducting an information session on

Exercise Kakadu 2016 Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, stands with Indonesian Navy Ensign, Kevin Syaifullah, after conducting an information session on "Gender Perspectives in Maritime Operations" held at RAAF base Darwin in support of Exercise KAKADU 2016.

During the harbour phase of Exercise KAKADU, Gender Advisor for the Australian contribution, Lieutenant Commander Donna Sill, hosted a Gender Perspectives in Maritime Operations workshop with international partners to develop case studies and discuss gender issues that arise in maritime operations.

Newcastle fighting fit for challenges ahead

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Jason Tuffrey (photographer)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise KAKADU 2016. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Mandy Collie exercises on the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle while Japanese Navy Ship, JS Fuyuzuki follows behind during Exercise KAKADU 2016.

The win at the Exercise KAKADU sports day, beating teams from 19 nations, was no accident for HMAS Newcastle.

Kakadu nations speak the same sporting language

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Tritia Evans (author), LSIS Justin Brown (photographer)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima. (photo: LSIS Justin Brown)

Airmen/women from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) compete against the crew from HMAS Glenelg in a game of Beach Volleyball during the Exercise KAKADU Sports day held at Defence Establishment Berrima.

On the hot and humid sports fields of Defence Establishment Berrimah, Northern Territory, 300 military personnel from eight countries battled for the honours at the Exercise KAKADU 2016 All Ranks Sports Day.

Inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference builds trust

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), SGT Shane Gidall (photographer)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016. (photo: SGT Shane Gidall)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN sits with Professor Michael Wesley as he addresses attendees during the Regional Fleet Commanders' Conference held in conjunction with Exercise Kakadu 2016.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, has hosted 14 of his counterparts or their representatives in Darwin for the inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference to discuss maritime security and interoperability in the Asia-Pacific.

Thinking of their kids on Father’s Day

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

Able Seaman Marine Technician Luke McKinnon and Chief Petty Officers Steve Arnott and Paul Wilcox are spending their Father's Day at sea in HMAS Sydney during Exercise KAKADU 2014.  (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Luke McKinnon and Chief Petty Officers Steve Arnott and Paul Wilcox are spending their Father's Day at sea in HMAS Sydney during Exercise KAKADU 2014.

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.