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12 May 2010
Exercise Cassowary 2010

Australia and the Republic of Indonesia are strengthening maritime ties as a result of Exercise Cassowary 2010 (CA10), a joint naval operation between the two countries which started on 8 May 2010.

CA10 is a bilateral Indonesian Defence Force led combined patrol boat exercise, designed to enhance interoperability in maritime operations between the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) and the RAN.

Two Armidale Class Patrol Boats, HMA Ships Broome and Pirie, have been undertaking a number of maritime activities with the TNI-AL ships KRI Singa and KRI Sultan Nuku and will arrive in Darwin for the post sea phase part of the exercise on Saturday 15 May.