Cope North 2020

By Australian Department of Defence

Exercise COPE NORTH 20 (CN20) is a Commander Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) sponsored multilateral field training exercise involving the United States Air Force (USAF), Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

CN20 involves large force employment Air Combat Exercise with Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics and a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise phase.

Held from 12-28 February 2020 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, an Air Task Group from the RAAF involving F/A-18A Hornet, E-7A Wedgetail, KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker/Transport aircraft, as well as combat support and medical elements have deployed for the Exercise.

CN20 involves more than 2300 personnel and approximately 100 aircraft and aims to increase the combat readiness and interoperability of the USAF, JASDF and RAAF.

March 3, 2020