Up to 100 aircraft from 15 nations are set to be tearing up the sky above Katherine later this month, when Exercise Pitch Black returns to the Northern Territory.
The biennial three-week multinational exercise, which is conducted primarily from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal, is the Royal Australian Air Force's most significant international engagement activity with forces participating from as far away as Europe and the US, in a bid to develop and enhance military relationships.
From August 19 until September 8, the exercise will host 2500 personnel from Australia, France, Germany, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, UK, the Philippines, Thailand, UAE, Canada, Netherlands, Malaysia, New Zealand and the US.
Exercise Pitch Black features a range of simulated threats found in a modern battle environment and is an opportunity to test and improve skills using one of the largest training airspace areas in the world - the Bradshaw Field Training Area and Delamere Air Weapons Range.
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