Exercise Rogue Ambush - Heightened military flying operation - Northern Territory

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Approximately 300 personnel and 30 aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force will deploy to RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal to take part in Exercise Rogue Ambush 21-1.
The aircraft will conduct a wide range of tactical flying activities across Northern Territory, utilising the Tindal restricted airspace and Delamere Air Weapons Range.
DATES:                            15 June to 2 July 2021
VENUE:                            RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal
Aircraft will operate week days only during routine flying hours. 


Familiarisation Day: Fri 18 Jun
  0900 – 1130 (local time – I/K) 2330 – 0200 (UTC)
  1400 – 1630 (local time – I/K) 0430 – 0700 (UTC)
Week One: 21 – 25 Jun 
Mon - Fri 0900 – 1130 (local time – I/K) 2330 – 0200 (UTC)
  1400 – 1630 (local time – I/K) 0430 – 0700 (UTC)
Week Two: 28 Jun – 02 Jul 
Mon - Wed 0900 – 1130 (local time – I/K) 2330 – 0200 (UTC)
  1400 – 1630 (local time – I/K) 0430 – 0700 (UTC)
Thu - Fri No planned Exercise flying


AIRCRAFT:                       Aircraft including F-35A Lightning II, E-7A Wedgetail and KC-30 Multi-Role Tanker Transport will be operating from RAAF Base Darwin.
                                          Aircraft including F/A-18A/B Hornet and Hawk 127 lead-in fighter will be operating from RAAF Base Tindal as part of the exercise.
Safety, noise management and the environment are vital considerations in the planning and conduct of Defence flying activities, and participating squadrons will operate with a view to minimising the impact on local communities.
The health and safety of all personnel participating in this exercise is paramount. All Australian Defence Force personnel are required to adhere to state and territory government travel restrictions and health advice. A range of COVID-19 risk mitigation measures will be in place for this exercise.
Air Force appreciates the ongoing support of the Northern Territory community during these vital training activities.
Images from Exercise Rogue Ambush will be available here.
Information regarding participating aircraft is available here.

Information on aircraft noise and current flying activities is available at http://www.defence.gov.au/aircraftnoise, or by calling 1300 DEFENCE (1300 333 362)

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