Koolendong military exercise set to wrap up in the Kimberley, with experts divided on its significance


Army workout routines involving US and Australian forces throughout the High Finish are wrapping up, however consultants are divided on the importance of their transfer into Western Australia.

Train Koolendong 22 included motion at Yampi Sound and Curtin Air Base within the Kimberley for the primary time this 12 months.

The mock operational train, which was anticipated to contain greater than 2,200 Marines, troopers and air and naval property, has usually been staged out of components of the Northern Territory. 

However the transfer into WA comes at a time when group leaders throughout the state’s north are advocating for extra Defence installations to guard essential infrastructure within the area. 

These calls elevated after a Chinese language spy ship was sighted and tracked off the state’s coast this 12 months and a dedication by the federal authorities to evaluate the places of Defence property. 

Chinese intelligence gathering ship sailing in open waters
A Chinese language navy intelligence assortment vessel working off the north-west shelf of Australia.(Provided: Defence Division)

Troopers study classes within the Kimberley