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  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Fresh from winning the Gunnery Prize during RIMPAC 2012 in Hawaii, HMAS Perth has followed up with a successful series of gunnery exercises for Exercise KAKADU 2012. In company with KRI Frans Kaisepo¸ JDS Shimakaze and HTMS Rattanakosin, Perth fired its five inch gun down range in the North Australian Exercise Area. “The Phased Array […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Kakadu, the largest maritime drill off its kind in the Australian Northern Territory, is beginning today.  Held biennially, Exercise Kakadu is a joint exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force. More countries are attending this year than ever before, with 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval units taking part in the Australian-hosted multinational maritime exercise have sailed out of Darwin to begin the sea phase of Exercise Kakadu. The ships separated into three multi-national task groups once outside the harbor and will spend the next eight days undertaking a graduated program of activities leading to high-end warfare exercises off the […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear tropical sunny day on Darwin Harbour provided the perfect setting for a rare sight as the Exercise KAKADU 2012 fleet headed out to sea for exercises.  The RAN auxiliary oiler HMAS Sirius is seen here rafted up with the Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Supply Ship HMNZS Endeavour to transfer fuel that will […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Australia’s largest maritime exercise has wrapped up in the Top End, following an intensive two weeks of realistic and challenging engagements from the air and the sea. This year, a total of 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and 3,000 personnel from 27 visiting nations participated in the exercise. “The exercise provided a useful opportunity to […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 13th iteration of the Australian-hosted multinational maritime exercise Kakadu 2016 began with an opening ceremony on September 12 in Darwin, Australia. Exercise Kakadu is the Royal Australian Navy’s premier exercise and provides an opportunity for regional nations to participate in multinational maritime activities, from humanitarian assistance and search and rescue operations to high-end maritime […]

  • 7 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Ships taking part in Exercise Kakadu 2018 have sailed out of Darwin to begin the sea phase the Royal Australian Navy’s regional exercise. Kakadu, which began in late August, is split into three phases — a harbor phase, a Force Integration Training (FIT) and finally a free-play phase. The sea phases are designed to provide […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver departed Pearl Harbour August 18 and will now conduct operations in the Asia-Pacific after participating in the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise. According to the Canadian Navy, the frigate’s activities will include participating in Exercise Kakadu, a joint, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy, […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Just three days into the sea phase of Exercise KAKADU, a task group of six international warships has been locked in a steady battle of anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. The ‘Red Force’ task group is made up of a Japanese destroyer, an American destroyer, an Indonesian corvette and a Malaysian frigate, and is being […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    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.   One of these teams consists of 14 officers from the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Maritime […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    At 0900 hours on Sunday 31 August, HMAS Sydney took the lead of ‘Blue Force’ Task Group 628.1, consisting of JS Hatakaze from Japan and BRP Ramon Alcaraz from the Philippines, sailing in formation from Darwin Harbour to kick off the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.   Exercise KAKADU is focused on developing high-end […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Fifteen ships with about 2,000 Defence personnel from seven Pacific nations set sail from Darwin Harbour for the military training Exercise KAKADU 2012 on Sunday.  Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, AM, CSC, RAN, said Exercise KAKADU is the Royal Australian Navy’s principle multilateral exercise in Australia for 2012. “We are excited to be […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy will be sending a warship to Australian waters where it will take part for the first time in the international, biennial exercise Kakadu. Australia has invited China to join the drill in an effort to ease tensions between the two countries, intensified by China’s growing assertiveness in the South China […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A search involving boats and aircraft is underway to locate a Pakistani sailor who went missing from Pakistan Navy Ship PNS Nasr in the early hours of 7th September 2014.   It is belived the sailor went overboard while the ship was at anchor in Darwin Harbour during Exercise KAKADU 2014. The Australian Defence Force […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After more than a month long deployment the Philippine Navy’s BRP Ramon Alcaraz PF (16) that participated in the multilateral naval exercise “KAKADU 2014” arrived to Manila, Philippines on Saturday.   The crews of PF 16, and Augusta Westland PNH 431 helicopter, as well as the medical team and exercise directorate members were honoured for their participation in enhancing their surface […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Stuart and oiler HMAS Sirius got underway from Fleet Base West on August 22 for several months of operations. Despite sailing together for the Australian-hosted exercise Kakadu 2018 which will be held off Darwin, both ships will have a very different schedule of events over the next few months as […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    As part of the international Blue Force’s continuing efforts to protect ‘Purpleland’, Thai ship HTMS Rattanakosin conducted a compliant boarding of HMAS Darwin, playing the part of a merchant ship from ‘Orangeland’, during Exercise KAKADU 2012. An eight man team boarded Darwin and were met by members of her ship’s company, role playing as the […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    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.   Participants will conduct tactical warfare planning and cultural exchanges in Darwin for the first week […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy commanders from 14 countries were hosted by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for the inaugural Regional Commanders’ Conference to discuss maritime security and interoperability in the Asia-Pacific. The high level discussions between navies were attached to exercise Kakadu 16 and will become a permanent feature in future years. The forum heard from leading strategists […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The final week of Exercise KAKADU 2014 has commenced with ‘free-play’ that provides participants with the opportunity to test their naval warfare capabilities, with the ships and aircraft divided into opposing fictional ‘Blue’ and ‘Red’ forces.   The ‘Blueland’ forces, lead by the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Sydney working together with the Japanese Maritime […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An overnight battle at sea with the fictional ‘Redland’ fleet during Exercise KAKADU 2014 saw victory by the ‘Blueland’ forces.   During the battle, the Blueland fleet of HMAS Sydney and JS Hatakaze, supported by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP3C Orion and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) S-70-B Seahawk helicopter engaged the Redland fleet […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) departed from Subic Bay, Zambales on Aug. 17, 2014 to participate in the multilateral naval exercise dubbed as “KAKADU 2014” that will be hosted by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) at Northern Australia Exercise Area.   180 Philippine Navy personnel, including the crew of PF 16, the crew of PN helicopter […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Authorities

    The bow of HMAS Arunta plows into a wave as the ship sails through rough weather off the coast of Victoria. After completing Exercise Kakadu in the Northern Australia Exercise Area, HMAS Arunta has taken the long way home to Rockingham, Western Australia, to make a series of port visits to eastern cities. [mappress mapid=”14154″] […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    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.   Throughout the time ‘in company’ together, the ships conducted Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres (OOWMANS), Replenishment at Sea Approaches (RASAPS), visual signalling exercises, publication exercises (SYNTEX), Screenplay […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Known as the homeport for most of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra is currently playing host to the Navy’s largest multinational warfare exercise, Exercise Kakadu.   Coonawarra’s Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mick Doncaster, described the opportunities of welcoming the Australian and international participants to such […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Over the weekend, the ship’s company of HMAS Stuart, weighed anchor to mark the start of the sea phases of Exercise KAKADU 2014.   Stuart led the ‘Red Force’ Task Group 628.2 out of Darwin Harbour, before conducting Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres with members of the Command Task Group. HMA Ships Arunta and Newcastle, […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Monday 25th of August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron visited the Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Darwin as a part of Navy’s community engagement during Exercise Kakadu 2014.   Kakadu 2014 is the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise for the year, occurring in and off the coast of […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On the first day of Exercise Kakadu 2014, HMA Ships Sydney and Stuart held an Official Reception last night alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.   Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commander Australian Fleet, hosted the event and warmly welcomed representatives from the exercise’s participating nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Japan, The Republic of Korea, […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Vessels

    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. This is the first time that the Fijian Navy has participated in the bi-annual Kakadu regional exercise, although it has previously attended as an observer, according to […]