Operation Hightail JTF645, Ready Battle Group Certification Exercise
The 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5 RAR) has taken part in a major Mission Rehearsal Exercise at the Cultana Training Area, South Australia.
The exercise, planned and implemented by staff from the Australian Combat Training centre was designed to allow 5 RAR to be certified as the Ready Battle Group for regional contingency operations.
The activity was the Australian Army’s most complex war fighting exercise in the second half of 2012
Soldiers were put through a series of realistic scenarios including non combatant evacuations, security and stabilisation operations, aircraft search and rescue as well as riot control.