1000 ADF personnel in the Kimberley this week for Northern Shield

Written on the 6 September 2016

1000 ADF personnel in the Kimberley this week for Northern Shield Almost 1000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will undergo a short notice deployment to test security response arrangements as part of Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD 2016.

Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD is an 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 a threat to Australia's national security.

The exercise incorporates force preparation activities, land force manoeuvre, air mobile operations and maritime activities.


Locals throughout the Kimberley will see activity between 30 Aug through till 10 Sep.


Source: Shire of Broome

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