RAAF joins US and Japan for Exercise Cope North


The Royal Australian Air Pressure (RAAF) has deployed a C-27J Spartan plane and personnel to take part in Train Cope North in Guam, from 8 to 24 February 2023. The long-standing joint navy train focuses on elevated fight readiness and humanitarian help coaching with america and Japan. 

The RAAF will prepare alongside america Air Pressure and the Japan Air Self-Protection Pressure (JASDF) at Andersen Air Pressure Base, Gained Pat Worldwide Airport, and North West Subject (Guam); Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands together with Rota, Tinian, and Saipan; Yap within the Federated States of Micronesia; Iwo To, Japan; and the Republic of Palau.  

RAAF Activity Group Commander, Group Captain Robert Graham stated Cope North 23 shall be a chance to consolidate and additional improve interoperability with america and Japan.

“Train Cope North 23 will present coaching alternatives and invaluable expertise for our folks in a difficult state of affairs, and we’re wanting ahead to working with our pals from america and Japan once more,” Group Captain Graham stated.

“We’re targeted on deepening relationships and strengthening engagement with america Pacific Air Forces and the Japan Air Self-Protection Pressure.”

Defence says Train Cope North 23 will improve the trilateral forces’ functionality for agile fight employment by working from a number of places on Guam and surrounding islands.

“A testing state of affairs involving humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction will drive a variety of planning and logistics challenges which is able to want our mixed functionality with america and Japan to ship credible responses,” Group Captain Graham stated.

“The RAAF is dedicated to creating succesful and expert aviators – workouts reminiscent of Cope North present a superb alternative to coach as a mixed pressure with our allies and companions, bettering our potential to ship air energy when and the place required.”

Established in 1978 as a quarterly bilateral train held at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Cope North moved to Andersen Air Pressure Base, Guam in 1999. It’s america Pacific Air Forces’ largest multilateral train.

2023 marks the thirteenth yr the RAAF will journey to Andersen Air Pressure Base, Guam to take part in Train Cope North.


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