Exercise Southern Katipo
Exercise Southern Katipo (2.46 mins)
Involving the Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal New Zealand Air Force and New Zealand Army, as well as Defence Forces from 13 partner nations including Australia, the biennial military exercise Southern Katipo is the largest undertaken in New Zealand. The exercise is a combined, joint Field Training Exercise focused on developing, exercising and evaluating the New Zealand Defence Force’s ability to project forces anywhere in the South West Pacific and either operate independently or with its coalition partners. The exercise is designed to simulate a real operation as much as possible and create training challenges across the spectrum of military operations, including humanitarian aid and maritime patrols, through to peacekeeping and conventional war fighting. Exercise Southern Katipo 2017 involves more than 3000 troops as well as six helicopters, 17 fixed-wing military aircraft, five Naval ships and more than 100 military vehicles.
|Publish Date||08 Nov 2017|