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Exercise Southern Katipo in final phase

30 Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) personnel participating at the Exercise Southern Katipo will return home next week. The exercise is on to its final phase. Exercise Southern Katipo
18 Nov 2017 16:00
Exercise Southern Katipo in final phase
Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel during the Southern Katipo Exercise in NZ. Photo: RFMF Media Cell

30 Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) personnel participating at the Exercise Southern Katipo will return home next week.

The exercise is on to its final phase.

Exercise Southern Katipo includes 3000 military personnel  from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Fiji, France, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The exercise is held over a six-week period in October to November. It put the country’s military through its paces to test its expeditionary capability alongside foreign counterparts in the northern half of the South Island.

More than 100 vehicles, seven ships, six helicopters, 17 aircraft and 33 UAVs are involved.

RFMF chief of staff Colonel Ratu Jone Kalouniwai said the team leader would submit a report of their participation to the Commander when they return.

Edited by Rosi Doviverata

 



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