Fact file: Upcoming SANDF exercises

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The DoD Strategic Plan FY2010/11 to 2012/13 lists the following exercises over the next three years

2010/11

Service/

Division

Codename

Type

Aim

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

J

F

M

J OPS

Shield 6

Interdepartmental

Command post exercise in preparation for Operation KGWELE (2010 FIFA Word Cup)

X

X

J OPS/SAMHS

Wayside

Interdepartmental

Maintenance of the Provincial Chemical, Biological and Radiological Response Teams and interdepartmental co-operation for the management of Chemical, Biological and Radiological incidents

X

X

X

J OPS

Oxide incorporating Bourbon

Multinational (La Reunion)

Field training exercise to develop and maintain maritime co-operation at the operational and tactical levels between the SA Navy and French forces based in La Réunion

X

J OPS

Transoceanic

Multinational

Command post exercise to exercise naval control and guidance of shipping (NCAGS) and to represent the SANDF as a full-time member of the TRANSOCEANIC organisation

X

J OPS

Bell buoy

Multinational

Command post exercise to exercise NCAGS and to represent the SANDF as a full-time member of the Pacific and Indian Ocean Ship Work Group

X

J OPS

Fairway buoy

Multinational (Namibia)

Command post exercise to exercise NCAGS within Southern African Development Community context

X

J OPS

Atlasur

Multinational (Argentina)

Exercise to maintain and promote maritime co-operation between the SA Navy and South American countries (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay)1

X

J OPS

Ibsamar

Multinational

Field training exercise to maintain and promote maritime co-operation between the SA Navy and South American countries (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay)

X

SA Army

Seboka

Service-specific force preparation

Conventional forces field training exercise for one Brigade (minus)

X

SA Army

Young Eagle

Service-specific force preparation

Airborne (Light) forces field training exercise for one Airborne Brigade (minus)

X

SAAF

EW Camp

Service-specific force preparation

Electronic Warfare (EW) Camp, providing Air Force pilots an opportunity to fly in a high density EW threat environment

X

SAAF

Pegasus

Multinational

(Botswana)

Combined air transport exercise involving the South African and regional Air Forces

X

X

SA Navy

Red Lion

Service-specific force preparation

Annual Task Force exercise

X

X

SA Navy

Divex

Service-specific force preparation

Annual diving exercise

X

2011/12

Service/

Division

Codename

Type

Aim

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

J

F

M

J OPS

Ndlovu

Joint

Exercise is to exercise/maintain the SANDF Reaction Force and major combat capability

X

X

J OPS/SAMHS

Wayside

Interdepartmental

Maintenance of the Provincial Chemical, Biological and Radiological Response Teams and interdepartmental co-operation for the management of Chemical, Biological and Radiological incidents

X

X

X

J OPS

Transoceanic

Multinational

Command post exercise to exercise naval control and guidance of shipping (NCAGS) and to represent the SANDF as a full-time member of the TRANSOCEANIC organisation

X

J OPS

Bell buoy

Multinational

Command post exercise to exercise NCAGS and to represent the SANDF as a full-time member of the Pacific and Indian Ocean Ship Work Group

X

J OPS

Fairway buoy

Multinational (Namibia)

Command post exercise to exercise NCAGS within Southern African Development Community context

X

J OPS

Good Hope

Multinational

Enhance and maintain comprehensive defence capabilities of the RSA through the exercising of its maritime and air conventional capabilities in conjunction with the German Navy and Air Force

X

X

SA Army

Seboka

Service-specific force preparation

Conventional forces field training exercise for one Brigade (minus)

X

SA Army

Young Eagle

Service-specific force preparation

Airborne (Light) forces field training exercise for one Airborne Brigade (minus)

X

SAAF

EW Camp

Service-specific force preparation

Electronic Warfare (EW) Camp, providing Air Force pilots an opportunity to fly in a high density EW threat environment

X

SAAF

New Horizon

Service-specific force preparation

Air Defence exercise with Command & Control elements

X

SAAF

Pegasus

Multinational

(Lesotho)

Combined air transport exercise involving the South African and regional Air Forces

X

X

SA Navy

Red Lion

Service-specific force preparation

Annual Task Force exercise

X

X

SA Navy

Divex

Service-specific force preparation

Annual diving exercise

X

SAMHS

Lancet

Service-specific force preparation

Force preparation exercise

X

X

2012/13

Service/

Division

Codename

Type

Aim

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

J

F

M

J OPS

Wayside

Interdepartmental

Maintenance of the Provincial Chemical, Biological and Radiological Response Teams and interdepartmental co-operation for the management of Chemical, Biological and Radiological incidents

X

X

X

J OPS

Oxide incorporating Bourbon

Multinational (RSA)

Field training exercise to develop and maintain maritime co-operation at the operational and tactical levels between the SA Navy and French forces based in La Réunion

X

J OPS

Transoceanic

Multinational

Command post exercise to exercise naval control and guidance of shipping (NCAGS) and to represent the SANDF as a full-time member of the TRANSOCEANIC organisation

X

J OPS

Bell buoy

Multinational

Command post exercise to exercise NCAGS and to represent the SANDF as a full-time member of the Pacific and Indian Ocean Ship Work Group

X

J OPS

Fairway buoy

Multinational (Namibia)

Command post exercise to exercise NCAGS within Southern African Development Community context

X

J OPS

Ibsamar

Multinational

Field training exercise to maintain and promote maritime co-operation between the SA Navy and South American countries (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay)

X

SA Army

Seboka

Service-specific force preparation

Conventional forces field training exercise for one Brigade (minus)

X

SA Army

Young Eagle

Service-specific force preparation

Airborne (Light) forces field training exercise for one Airborne Brigade (minus)

X

SAAF

EW Camp

Service-specific force preparation

Electronic Warfare (EW) Camp, providing Air Force pilots an opportunity to fly in a high density EW threat environment

X

SAAF

New Horizon

Service-specific force preparation

Air Defence exercise with Command & Control elements

X

SAAF

Pegasus

Multinational

(Namibia)

Combined air transport exercise involving the South African and regional Air Forces

X

X

SA Navy

Red Lion

Service-specific force preparation

Annual Task Force exercise

X

X

SA Navy

Divex

Service-specific force preparation

Annual diving exercise

X

Source: DoD Strategic Plan FY2010/11 to 2012/13



1 The exercise venue alternates between the RSA and South America (Argentina). The venue will determine RSA force levels.