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is the Royal Australian Air Force's largest exercise. It provides participants with high complexity Air Combat training opportunities. Pitch Black exercises are held biennially. Pitch Black 2004 will be conducted in the Top End between 19 July and 5 August 2004
There will be approximately 1000 additional personnel deployed to RAAF Base Darwin and a further 700 personnel deployed to RAAF Base Tindal.
Approximately 75 aircraft will participate in Exercise Pitch Black 2004.
Australian personnel drawn from Bases across Australia representing Air Combat Group, Surveillance and Response Group, Combat Support Group, Air Lift Group and the Australian Army.