Massive 'Talisman Saber' military exercise begins with 14 nations in Australia-US joint training

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Massive-'Talisman-Saber'-military-exercise-begins-with-14-nations-in-Australia-US-joint-trainingThe 10th edition of the multilateral military exercise, 'Talisman Sabre,' commenced on July 21, 2023, at HMAS Canberra in Townsville, involving Australia, the United States, and eleven partner nations.

An Overview of the News

  • 'Talisman Sabre is the largest military exercise of its kind, with over 30,000 military personnel participating. The exercise locations span across Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Region, and New South Wales in 2023.

  • Notably, this year's exercise will feature practice sessions around Norfolk Island, marking the first time this location is included in the training.

  • Alongside the United States and Australia, other participating countries include Canada, Fiji, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Korea, and Tonga.

  • Germany is taking part in the 'Talisman Sabre' exercise for the first time, adding to the international collaboration.

  • Additionally, personnel from India, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand will participate as observers, strengthening the exercise's cooperative and learning aspects.

Talisman Sabre: 

  • It is an exercise held every two years, commenced in 2005 from June 12 to June 27. 

  • It took place in Sholavatar Bay, Rockhampton, Townsville, and Coral Sea, involving the participation of 16,000 American and Australian troops.

  • The upcoming Talisman Saber exercise will witness the involvement of 13 nations in a comprehensive multi-domain war encompassing sea, land, air, cyber, and space domains.

  • The primary objective of this exercise is to foster closer cooperation and build strong relationships among the participating military forces.

  • The activities planned for this exercise include force preparation and logistics operations, amphibian landings, ground force maneuvers, field training exercises, and simulations of air and maritime operations.

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