Wrap Up of Exercise Jackaroo 2016


06/09/2016: Exercise Southern Jackaroo / Diamond Sprint 16 wrapped up with a 12 hour live fire defensive battle against a fictional enemy at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in May. Many of Brisbane 7th Brigade’s assets and weapons systems were used including mortars, javelins, 84mm M3 Carl Gustavs, small arms, machine guns and Australian Light Armored Vehicles.

Australian, United States Army, U.S Marines and Japanese Ground Self Defence Force personnel fought together against the enemy from an integrated defensive position created early in the exercise.

Exercise Southern Jackaroo is a tri-lateral training activity involving around 365 international participants.

This year it was combined with 7th Brigade’s annual combined arms training activity, Exercise Diamond Sprint.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense: 5/30/16