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INS Satpura & P8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft to Participate in Exercise Kakadu 2022

Exercise Kakadu 2022

INS Satpura and P8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy reached Darwin in Australia for participating in the multinational Exercise Kakadu 2022, which is hosted by the Australian Navy. The Exercise Kakadu 2022 will be a two-week exercise both in the harbor and at sea.

This two-week-long exercise involves ships and maritime aircraft from 14 Navies. During the harbor phase of the exercise, the ship’s crew will engage in operation planning interactions and sports activities with participating Navies.

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Exercise Kakadu Begins in Darwin

  • Exercise Kakadu 2022 or KA22 will be held in Darwin, Australia on 12th September 2022.
  • More than 30 aircraft and around 3000 personnel from more than 20 countries participated in Exercise Kakadu.
  • KA22 is held by Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and supported by Royal Australian Air Force.
  • The exercise is the RAN’s flagship biennial regional international engagement activity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Exercise, Kakadu 2020 was cancelled.
  • The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mark Hammond, and Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley, welcomed the personnel participating in Exercise Kakadu 2022.
  • The theme for this year’s Exercise Kakadu 2022 is ‘Partnership, Leadership, Friendship’.

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