Exercise Cope North 19  


Exercise COPE NORTH 19 (CN19) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defence Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). 

CN19 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise phase. 

Held from 18 February to 8 March 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, an Air Task Group from the RAAF involving F/A-18A Hornet, E-7A Wedgetail, C-27J Spartan, KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker/Transport aircraft as well as combat support and medical elements have deployed for the Exercise. 

CN19 involves more than 2900 personnel and approximately 100 aircraft and aims to increase the combat readiness and interoperability of the USAF, JASDF and RAAF.

Australian Department of Defence

February 25, 2019