Four nations deter and respond together on the high seas

July 31, 2021 – Australia, Canada, Japan and the Republic of Korea have united beyond the shared colours of their collective national flags during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Australian frigate HMAS Parramatta, Canadian frigate HMCS Calgary, Japanese destroyer JS Makinami and Republic of Korean destroyer ROKS Wang Geon joined forces to conduct air and anti-submarine warfare serials off the…

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America ESG Concludes Participation in Talisman Sabre

USS America (LHA 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), after two weeks of large-scale multinational maritime operations and exercises alongside partner nations and allies, concluded Talisman Sabre 21, July 31. During Talisman Sabre 21 the America ARG-MEU team integrated with the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, and Republic of Korea Navy for maritime operations further…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 Officially Ends

August 1, 2021 – After three weeks of intensive training and complex maneuvers across three states, around 17,000 military personnel from seven nations are ready to say goodbye. Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21), Australia’s largest bilateral defense exercise with the United States, officially concluded today at a ceremony in Townsville. Commander Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Major General Jake Ellwood, said the…

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JS Makinami Takes Part in Talisman Sabre 21

From July 18-27, JS MAKINAMI participated in the multi-lateral training “Talisman Sabre 21” in the waters southeast of Cairns, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between participating navies. The Commanding Officer of Escort Division 1, CAPT HIRAI Katsuhide, stated, “I am very delighted to participate in Talisman Sabre 21 with the Australian Defense Force (ADF), U.S. military and the other…

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Submarines Add Extra Layer of Realism on Talisman Sabre 21

Beneath the impressive amphibious landings and multi-national fleet maneuvers lurked an unseen menace, keeping sailors on their toes during Ex Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Royal Australian Navy submarines, HMAS Collins and HMAS Rankin, were on the prowl to disrupt surface-ship operations during a series of attack and interdiction missions. A United States submarine was also contributing to the sub-surface training…

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Rappahannock, Alan Shepard Train with RAN during Talisman Sabre 21

USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21), a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States, which began July 18 off the northeast coast of Australia. “Providing maritime logistics to the fleet is essential to the welfare of our Sailors and Marines and critical to warfighting at sea,”…

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Camcopter has eyes in the sky during Talisman Sabre

Apart from an MH-60R helicopter, HMAS Ballarat also carries an S-100 Schiebel Camcopter, an unmanned aerial vehicle that offers enhanced surveillance capability at sea. A small detachment from 822X Squadron at the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm is conducting trials with the 3.1-m long rotorcraft as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21). Remote Pilot Warfare Officer Lieutenant Jack Parsey…

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Seven nations conduct amphibious training in Exercise Talisman Sabre

The key focus of Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21) is moving from land to sea, as forces from Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom prepare for an action-packed amphibious phase. Activities will be concentrated around the Bowen and Ingham area between 23 and 31 July and will feature air operations, beach-landings, armored…

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ESG 7 arrives for Talisman Sabre 21

July 17, 2021 – The forward-deployed ships of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrive off the coast of Australia in preparation for the biennial bilateral exercise Talisman Sabre (TS) 21, July 16. Led by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Talisman Sabre 21 is a large-scale, exercise between Australia and the U.S. to strengthen…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

TS21 is the largest bilateral combined training activity between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States (US) military. It is designed to test our respective forces in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces. Occurring every two years, Talisman Sabre reflects the closeness of our…

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