Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 starts
Major annual maritime activity Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE 18) has commenced.
“Our ability to respond rapidly to regional humanitarian and security challenges is based on strong and enduring relationships with regional militaries, governments and local communities. These relationships are forged through disaster planning, exercises and other military activities that enhance our ability to operate seamlessly with our partners in the Southwest Pacific. Indo-Pacific Endeavour provides the ADF with all of those opportunities.” minister Payne said.
The IPE 18 Task Group will depart Townsville on 2 June with nearly 1,000 personnel embarked. The centerpiece of the IPE 18 Joint Task Group will be the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ship, HMAS Adelaide. Frigates Melbourne, Toowoomba, and tanker Success will be the other members of the group enhancing relationships, building partner capacity and improving military interoperability throughout the Southwest Pacific.