Exercise Tropic Major 2018 - New Zealand Army infantry regiment, 5 Platoon Bravo Company, use Zodiacs to silently infiltrate Epi Island.
Exercise Tropic Major aims to give NZDF personnel practice operating in a joint task
force in a tropical environment to provide regional security and humanitarian aid,
while providing training to members of the Vanuatu Police Force. The fictitious
scenario involves a breakdown of law and order on Epi Island, prompting the
Government of Vanuatu to request help to re-establish the rule of law and stability for