Australia-indonesia Coordinated Patrol Closing Ceremony

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DEFENCE MEDIA ALERT



Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 6946



MSPA 129/10

Friday, 23 April 2010 


AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA COORDINATED PATROL CLOSING

CEREMONY


NOTE: EMBARGOED UNTIL 9:00am CT, 27 April 2010


What:

A Closing Ceremony will be held to mark the completion of the inaugural

ADF and TNI coordinated maritime security patrol which targeted illegal

maritime activity..


When:

9:00am Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Media doorstop to occur at the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony. An

opportunity to interview Australian Defence Force personnel who took part

in the Coordinated Patrol will be provided.


Where: Headquarters Northern Command, Larrakeyah Barracks, Packard Street.


Who:

Commodore David Gwyther, Commander Northern Command, and his

Indonesian counterpart, Commodore Widodo, DAN GUSPURLATIM

(Commander Sea Combat Command - Eastern Fleet).


Background:



In January 2009, the Chief of the Defence Force and the Panglima of the Indonesian

Armed Forces (TNI) signed an agreement for improved Defence cooperation.  The

Chiefs identified five areas to improve cooperation and interoperability which were:

peace keeping operations, disaster response, maritime security operations, information

and intelligence sharing and search and rescue.


The ADF and Indonesia Armed Forces have been successfully conducting the

inaugural Coordinated Maritime Security Patrol in the waters between Australia and

Indonesia since 16 April 2010.


The coordinated maritime security patrol was designed to mutually enhance maritime

security in both countries’ waters and to jointly address shared maritime security

threats. Each Defence Force contributed naval vessels and maritime patrol aircraft to a

combined task group.  ADF and TNI-AL units communicated directly providing

targeting, surveillance and operational information to each other.  The patrol also

included interoperability exercises and a small search and rescue exercise.  The Task

Groups were synchronized by close communication between Headquarters Northern

Command in Darwin and Sea Combat Command HQ in Surabaya.

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DEFENCE MEDIA ALERT



Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 6946


Media Releases are available via e-mail if you register at www.defence.gov.au/media


The coordinated patrol directly contributed to outcomes in maritime security

operations, information sharing and search and rescue.


Conducting coordinated patrols between Australia and Indonesia improves the ability

of both nations to combat illegal maritime activity and enhances interoperability,

cooperation and understanding. Indonesia and Australia are working closely together

to curb shared maritime security threats within their respective Exclusive Economic

Zones (EEZs).


Media Note:

Media are to be at Larrakeyah Barracks front gate, Packard Street no later than

8:50am. Photo ID is required.


Two Indonesian patrol craft and one RAN patrol boat will conduct a formation entry

into Darwin Harbour from 0545.


Media Contact: 


HQNORCOM Public Affairs Officer, Lieutenant Brooke Olds: 

(08) 8935 8474 or 0409 662 802


Defence Media Liaison: 


      

(02) 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664







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