Exercise COASTWATCHERS is Defence’s premier bilateral exercise series with the Solomon Islands. It is developed jointly with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to build Solomon Islands’ Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) and policing capabilities.
There are three iterations planned for 2022 – July, September and November.
Exercise COSTWATCHERS II, held in September, will involve the conduct of small boats training package with the RSIPF, the delivery of the VHF component of the Solomon Islands Police Emergency Radio Network (RSIPERN) communications project to the RSIPF and key leadership engagements.
Exercise COASTWATCHERS forms part of Australia’s broader engagement with Solomon Islands under the Defence Cooperation Program.
Australian Department of Defence
October 7, 2022.