Exercise Pitch Black 2016, the Royal Australian Air Force’s largest training activity of the year, has drawn to a close with a ceremony at RAAF Base Darwin on August 19.
During the exercise, up to 80 aircraft were launched each wave to complete complex air and ground-based missions; in all, the exercise featured more than 2,800 personnel and 115 aircraft, with representatives from 10 countries.
“The beauty of Pitch Black is that we can bring everyone together in two locations and exercise in a massive piece of airspace between Darwin and Tindal,” Commander Task Unit Exercise Pitch Black 2016, Group Captain Davies, said.
“By bringing everyone together we can promote interoperability. This enhances our capabilities, allowing us to review and refine our processes.”
A feature article on Pitch Black 2016 is due to appear in the October issue of Australian Aviation.