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Training Exercises

Training is a key ingredient of operational preparedness. To enable us to participate and support in so many varied operations here in New Zealand and overseas, we must train extensively.


6 sqn seasprite at Kaipara Range, Exercise TungstanThe following Exercises were conducted in 2011-2012

  • Exercise Bersama Lima: South East Asia
  • Exercise Lion Zeal: Singapore
  • Exercise Malzeal: Malaysia
  • Exercise Triton Storm: Australia
  • Exercise Pitch Black: Australia
  • Exercise Tungsten: New Zealand
    Each year NZDF maritime patrol assets, including RNZAF P-3K2 Orions, Navy SH-2G Seasprite helicopters and Navy ships, conduct warfare training off the east coast of the North Island. 
  • Exercise Bluebird: New Zealand
  • Exercise Precision Red: Australia
  • Exercise Skytrain: New Zealand
  • Exercise Maple Flag: Canada
  • Exercise Blackbird: New Zealand
    No. 3 Squadron's annual mountain flying exercise at Dip Flat in the South Island. 
  • Exercise Pekapeka: New Zealand
  • Exercise Steel Talon: New Zealand
  • Exercise Alam Halfa: New zealand
  • Exercise Tropic Astra: Samoa