The Indian Navy’s Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft P8I participated in the Multinational Maritime Exercise Kakadu 2022.
Indian Navy’s P8I Aircraft participates in Exercise Kakadu
The Indian Navy’s Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft P8I participated in the Multinational Maritime Exercise Kakadu 2022, which is hosted by Royal Australian Navy in Darwin.
The exercise had the participation of 34 aircraft from over 20 nations. The event was held from September 12 to 25.
The maiden participation of the P8I provided an enhanced exposure to the aircrew, augmenting the understanding of the varied nuances of collaborative Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface Warfare operations in a complex multi-threat scenario.
The seamless operations conducted by P8I in consonance with the exercise theme ‘Partnership, Leadership, Friendship’ along with USN and RAAF P8s enabled the refining joint SOPs and enhanced interoperability and reaffirm the Indian Navy’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific.
In this exercise, INS Satpura also participated and showed her precise target destruction capability during gun firing exercises, ANI news agency reported.
INS Satpura is an indigenously designed and built, 6000-tonne guided missile stealth frigate. The ship is a frontline unit of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam and is currently on one of the longest deployments by the Indian Navy in the 75th year of India’s Independence.
(With input from ANI)
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