Australian welcome to Indonesian Flanker – Pitch Black 2012. exercise Darwin
Two Australian No. 77 Squadron F/A-18 Hornet Aircraft welcome Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker aircraft into Darwin to participate in Exercise Pitch Black 2012. Mid CaptionExercise Pitch Black is a major multi-national biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force, involving Offensive Counter Air and Offensive Air Support missions being flown at training ranges across the Northern Territory. Exercise Pitch Black 12 was held from 27 July to 17 August 2012, and involved 2200 personnel and up to 94 aircraft from Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, New Zealand and the United States.