Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three-week multi-national exercise that brings together F35A-equipped Australia's Squadrons with 16 other nations from August 19 to September 8.


This article in Asian Military Review makes the following points:
  • Pitch Black provides detailed air power training with Australian partners through large-force mission planning and execution in a contested environment.
  • Allows Northern Territory residents to see F-35As in action.
  • RAAF Base Darwin allows access to one of the world’s best air combat training locations.
  • NT military airspace is world-class.


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Source Information: Asian Military Review