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Northern Shield 2015

Exercise Northern Shield 2015

Australian Army Commandos conduct a late night raid to clear role player combatants occupying several buildings near a Defence facility during Exercise Northern Shield 2015.

Exercise Northern Shield is an Australian Defence Force (ADF) training activity where high-readiness forces deploy quickly to North Western Australia in response to a simulated security threat.

It incorporates force preparation activities, Special Forces activities, land force manoeuvre, air mobile operations and maritime activities.

This is the first time Exercise Northern Shield will be held.

The exercise will entail deploying land forces by air as well as establishing an enhanced air presence in the region, specifically in Learmonth and Exmouth, and simulating support to maritime security operations.

Approximately 1000 Army and Air Force personnel will directly participate in the exercise.

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