30 August, 2017. The military exercise between His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), Exercise Tropic Wing 2017 is now cancelled.
Exercise Tropic Wing 2017 was mutually agreed upon by HMAF and the NZDF during a meeting in 2015.
The purpose of the training exercise is to maintain the close cooperation and relations between both armed forces, and to further develop military skills and jungle training of respective troops.
The exercise was planned to take place on Tongatapu and ‘Eua in close coordination with the Tonga Police Force, Tonga Airport Authority and Forestry in Eua.
HMAF is looking forward to further opportunities in the future to train with our development partners.
The current Ika Moana operation is a multinational maritime surveillance operation between Tonga, Niue, Samoa and Cook Islands with support from Australia.
The surveillance operation is currently in progress with close cooperation between the regional partners.