Exercise Diamond Storm 2024 - Northern Territory & Western Australia

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    NT WA
    7 days remaining
    Start 12/02/2024
    AEDT 11:00
    End 04/03/2024
    AEDT 11:00

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    Joint Airspace  Control Cell
    Air Force

    Joint Area Control Cell (JACC) requests feedback on proposed Temporary Restricted Airspace (TRA) and associated Temporary Danger Areas (TDA) in support of MILEX DIAMOND STORM

    The issue

    • Activation of groups of TRA required between RAAF Darwin and RAAF Curtin, conditional status RA2
    • Multiple air routes affected, diversion routes to be published in AIP SUP
    • Priority departure windows for MIL ACFT (Darwin)
    • Access to TRA is limited to aircraft with a declared emergency or undertaking operations in the preservation of life and property

    Purpose

    JACC requests feedback on proposed Temporary Restricted Airspace (TRA) and associated Temporary Danger Areas (TDA) in support of military Exercise Diamond Storm 2024 (DSM24) 11 – 26 June 2024, to be employed between RAAF Darwin, NT, RAAF Tindal, NT, and RAAF Curtin, WA.

    Proposal

    Exercise Diamond Storm is a Major exercise incorporating a wide range of tactical flying activities across northern Australia over the period 11 – 26 June 2024. To support the training, additional airspace is proposed to encompass military flying activities between RAAF Darwin and RAAF Curtin. The TRA and TDA will be activated in groups by time to facilitate various training objectives.

    High volumes of military aircraft conducting complex manoeuvres will operate from various North Australian locations. Due to the specific training aims and the need to protect other airspace users, additional temporary airspace is required. Additional measures are needed to support the activity at RAAF Darwin, which will be included within a subsequent AIP SIP.

    Submitted by

    Joint Airspace Control Cell
    adf.airspace@defence.gov.au

    Relevant documentation

    12 February 2024

    Related links

    https://www.avsef.gov.au/consultations/exercise-diamond-storm-2024-prio…