Measures to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction

PSI exercises

A priority for Australia, and all other PSI participants, is to maintain and refine capabilities for interdicting WMD-related trade. Countries participating in PSI activities have developed their maritime, air and ground interdiction capabilities through a program of joint training exercises in Europe, Asia and North America. These exercises are designed to: enhance operational responsiveness by testing national interdiction capacity; improve mechanisms for conducting joint interdiction operations with other countries; bridge differences in training and operational systems and allow operational crews and policy experts to learn to work together in a cooperative and collaborative manner. Australia has hosted three PSI interdiction exercises.

Last Updated: 1 October 2014