INS Satpura & P8 I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft reached Darwin, Australia to participate Exercise Kakadu

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INS Satpura and a P8 I Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Indian Navy reached Darwin in Australia for participation in multinational Exercise Kakadu-22, hosted by the Royal Australian Navy.


  • Exercise Kakadu 2022 (KA22) is starting from September 12, involving over 15 ships, over 30 aircraft and around 3,000 personnel from over 20 countries.
  • The KA22 is being commanded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and supported by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

  • The biennial exercise, which was started in 1993, is the major international participatory activity of RAN.

  • The theme for this year’s exercise is "Partnership, Leadership, Friendship”

  • It is scheduled to conclude on 24 September.

About INS Satpura :

  • It is an indigenously designed and manufactured 6000 ton guided missile stealth frigate with the capability to seek and destroy enemies in air, surface and underwater.

  • The ship is a part of the Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam.


P8 I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft :

  • It is manufactured by American aviation company Boeing, is designed for long-range anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

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