Exercise Hamel

Exercise Hamel

Exercise Hamel is a major Army exercise that is designed to evaluate the war fighting skills of a Brigade. As each of the Army's combat brigades goes through the force generation cycle of 'readying - ready - reset', major exercises - such as Exercise Hamel - allow commanders to ensure their formations and units are battle ready and for headquarters to exercise their processes and procedures. The exercises are also the perfect activity to allow Australian forces to interact with allied forces that may participate.

The exercise will takes place in the larger training areas of Cultana in South Australia and Shoalwater Bay in Central Queensland with other training areas providing locations for associated components of the exercises such as Mount Bundy in the Northern Territory or High Range Training Area in North Queensland and airspace and maritime zones adjacent such that all elements of the ADF can conduct their training.

Australian Army soldiers of the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, arrive at Sabina Point, Shoalwater Bay Training Area, in MRH-90 helicopters during Exercise Hamel 2018
Australian Army soldiers of the 8th/9th Battalion arrive at Sabina Point, Shoalwater Bay Training Area, in MRH-90 helicopters
Australian Army soldier, Lance Bombadier Gabrielle Cocking, operates the Schiebel S100 Camcopter unmanned aerial system at Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Hamel 2018.
Lance Bombadier Gabrielle Cocking, operates the Schiebel S100 Camcopter unmanned aerial system at Shoalwater Bay Training Area
Australian Army soldiers of the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment advance during an urban clearance at Shoalwater Bay Training Area as part of Exercise Hamel 2018.
Soldiers of the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment advance during an urban clearance at Shoalwater Bay Training Area
Australian Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, on Freshwater Beach at Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland during Exercise Hamel 2018.
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, on Freshwater Beach at Shoalwater Bay Training Area