Australian and New Zealand soldiers combine in NZ

More than 90 ADF officers and soldiers from the Australian Army’s @AustralianArmyHQ 7th Brigade Ready Combat Team in Brisbane are working hard with their colleagues in New Zealand,

19th Nov 2015


Australian and New Zealand soldiers combine in NZ

More than 90 ADF officers and soldiers from the Australian Army’s @AustralianArmyHQ 7th Brigade Ready Combat Team in Brisbane are working hard with their colleagues in New Zealand, on Exercise Southern Katipo 2015 (ExSK15). The amphibious stability and security exercise is held every two years and this year combines Australian and New Zealand Army personnel working together as an “Anzac Ready Reaction Force”, operating in the Marlborough region, in the north-east corner of the south island.

About 50 ADF personnel, including Royal Australian Air Force personnel and C-130J aircraft, are taking part in ExSK15 from 17 Oct to 24 Nov 15. The exercise is the New Zealand Defence Force’s biggest, with the Defence Forces of nine countries working side by side, practicing humanitarian relief and security operation procedures.

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