Darwin hosts 15-country maritime warfare excercise

MORE than 1200 navy and air force personnel from 15 coalition countries have arrived in Darwin for Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare exercise.

The excercise includes forces from China, Pakistan and Korea, along with 26 aircraft and eight warships.

Kakadu 2014, which runs until 12 September, will see participants conduct tactical warfare planning and cultural exchanges in Darwin for the first week and then head to sea for high-end warfare serials including naval gunfire, communications, boardings and air defence.

- APN Newsdesk