Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel and aircraft from Townsville are currently conducting Exercise Black Dagger 2015 in the area around RAAF Base Townsville in far north Queensland.
Exercise Black Dagger, running from 12-30 October, is the culminating activity for a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course, designed to produce combat-ready military personnel capable of directing combat aircraft to support troops on the ground.
The exercise will further enhance the Australian Defence Force’s interoperability and military cooperation with our coalition partners.
ABOVE RIGHT: An Australian Army instructor from the Joint Terminal Attack Controller course watches the fall of shot as students identify targets during Exercise Black Dagger.
MAIN: Bang on target.
Photos by Corporal Craig Barrett