Exercise ROGUE AMBUSH 21-1 will be conducted out of RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal from June 15 to July 2, 2021.
The Air Force have deployed various aircraft and over 300 personnel to participate in the exercise from June 15, with flying activities having commenced from June 18.
Residents and the local community are advised to expect heightened military flying operations in the area.
Throughout ROGUE AMBUSH 21-1, aircraft will be flying during week days. There will be no night time or weekend flying activities.
Information about ROGUE AMBUSH 21-1 flying times can be found here.
Information will also be provided on Air Force social media, and through NT media outlets and key community groups such as local Councils.
Aircraft and Personnel
The following aircraft and personnel will be based at RAAF Base Darwin:
- Up to 10 x F-35A Lighting II from No 2 Operational Conversion Unit. Up to 2 x E-7A Wedgetail from 2 Squadron. Up to 1 x KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport from 33 Squadron
The following aircraft and personnel will be based at RAAF Base Tindal:
- Up to 8 x F/A-18A from 75 Squadron. Up to 6 x Hawk 127 from 76 Squadron
Designed to produce combat ready personnel, and ready to deliver air power for the joint force in peace and war operations, the exercise is the final phase of the six month operational conversion courses for F-35A Lightning II pilots and E-7A Wedgetail co-pilots and aircrew.
Exercise ROGUE AMBUSH 21-1 will see the graduation of the first four F-35A pilots to be trained in Australia on Operational Conversion Course.
Aircraft noise is a vital consideration in the planning and conduct of exercises such as ROGUE AMBUSH 21-1.
Air Force extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of Darwin, Katherine and the wider NT community for their continued support for important training exercises such as AT21.
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