Rear Admiral Peter Laver
Maritime Border Command, Australian Border Force
In a bid to improve maritime security along theshared borders of Australia and Indonesia, Australia and Indonesia have been conducting coordinated patrols under the command of both their Armed Forces since 2010. The joint patrol AUSINDO CORPAT 2018 recently concluded its eighth iteration of the exercise. During this latest exercise, two illegal fishing vessels were apprehended east of Ashmore Island in the Timor Sea. This case study will explore the strategies and tactical intelligence utilsed for the successful bilateral mission.