Exercise Northern Shield

09/09/2016
09/09/2016: Exercise Northern Shield 2016 (NS16) is an Australian Defence Force (ADF) training activity where high-readiness forces deploy quickly to remote locations in Australia in response to a simulated security threat. The exercise will see members of the Navy, Army and Air Force rapidly deploy to counter a fictitious force posing…

Aviation Support to Ready Combat Team in Exercise Northern Shield

09/23/2015
09/23/2015: Brisbane based soldiers from the Ready Combat Team have been bolstered by significant aviation support during Exercise Northern Shield. Hawk 127 jets and Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters (ARH) have been providing notional combat and close air support against a simulated enemy threat in Exmouth, Western Australia. During one exercise…

Aussie C-130s Support Force Insertion

09/23/2015
09/23/2015: A Company of Army Commandos have parachuted out of three Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft and dropped into the waters of Exmouth, Western Australia to fight and defeat a simulated enemy during the inaugural Australian Defence Force Exercise Northern Shield. The Special Forces contingent descended into Exmouth against the setting…