South Korea’s KF-16 fighters and KC-330 aerial tanker take part in Pitch Black 2022, which kicked off in Australia’s Northern Territory on Friday. Photo: dpa
South Korea’s KF-16 fighters and KC-330 aerial tanker take part in Pitch Black 2022, which kicked off in Australia’s Northern Territory on Friday. Photo: dpa

Australia and Nato members begin air combat drills as China tensions grow

  • A total of 17 countries will take part in the biennial Exercise Pitch Black, with Germany, Japan and South Korea participating fully for the first time
  • The exercise shows Australia is trying to play a more proactive role in potential regional conflicts, observer says

South Korea’s KF-16 fighters and KC-330 aerial tanker take part in Pitch Black 2022, which kicked off in Australia’s Northern Territory on Friday. Photo: dpa
South Korea’s KF-16 fighters and KC-330 aerial tanker take part in Pitch Black 2022, which kicked off in Australia’s Northern Territory on Friday. Photo: dpa
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