Naval Exercise Kakadu:
INS Satpura and P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft have arrived in Darwin in Australia to participate in a multinational naval exercise, Kakadu, being hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.
- Exercise Kakadu is a joint-enabled, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force.
- Kakadu is the Navy’s premier maritime exercise, developing interoperability between nations in the maritime and air domains, and providing training opportunities for maritime security and surveillance.
- It started in 1993.
Exercise Kakadu -22:
- It’s a two-week-long exercise, both in harbour and sea, involving ships and maritime aircraft from 14 navies.
- Participation: Around 19 vessels, 34 aircraft and more than 3000 personnel from 25 countries are expected.
- Theme: Partnership, Leadership, Friendship.
- Significance: As Navy’s most significant international engagement activity, Exercise Kakadu is vital for building relationships between participating countries.
- The exercise provides an opportunity for regional partners to undertake multinational maritime activities ranging from constabulary operations to high-end maritime warfare in a combined environment.