Seamen from the USA, Japan and Germany practiced in Australia from July 2023 to August 22 during the Talisman Sabre 4 major maneuver. The joint training is tactical “learning by doing.”

Using hovercraft of the LCAC type, sailors of the dock landing ship USS New Orleans American, Japanese and German infantrymen on the northeast coast of Australia. The landing zone is located in Midge Point, in the state of Queensland, about 1,500 kilometers north of Sydney.

The “New Orleans” is one of several large amphibious ships of the 7th century. US fleet participating in the Australian-American large-scale exercise Talisman Saber 2023 participate. Flagship of this association, the Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7), to German Expeditionary Battle Group Seven, is the helicopter carrier USS America.

Amphibious operations from such sea-based platforms allow forces to quickly bring troops ashore at a time and place of their own choosing, in the event of a crisis. This is what trains at Talisman Sabre Above all, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) of the United States Marine Corps, Around 7,2 soldiers are part of this extended battalion battle group, which is almost the size of a brigade. The U.S. Armed Forces have seven of these rapidly deployable and deployable units.

For the duration of the maneuver, soldiers from both the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade of the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the Naval battalions of the German Navy. For example, the 5th platoon of the coastal operations company from Schleswig-Holstein is housed on the “New Orleans” with a good 40 men, together with another 600 or so American sailors. In addition, there is the ship’s 350-strong permanent crew.

Meanwhile, on the flagship America, the company commander of the Germans is embarked with a few other sailors. The intention of the German marines is to learn as much as possible from the procedures of “Team Blue-Green” – the close cooperation between the two US branches of the armed forces, Navy and Marine Corps.