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Talisman Sabre 23 Reflects U.S., Allies' Commitment to Indo-Pacific

Talisman Sabre is the largest bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States, with multinational participation, advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific by strengthening relationships and interoperability among key allies and enhancing collective capabilities to respond to a wide array of potential security concerns.

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Warships, Fighters, Bombers, Helicopters, Armor, Artillery
The all-domain Exercise Talisman Sabre involved a complex series of training activities that allowed forces to test combined capabilities across sea, land, air, cyber and space operations. The result? Improved combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces and other partner nations.

Land Exercises

More than 17,500 personnel deployed in land-based field training areas across Australia’s Top End, between far north Western Australia to Weipa in Queensland, and as far south as Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

Sea Exercises

More than 17,000 personnel representing eight countries served at sea across the 27 vessel-strong armada of frigates, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious ships, support ships, submarines, aircraft carriers and their embarked fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

Air Exercises

More than 2,800 personnel deployed to seven airbases operating across the Northern Airbase network to sustain high-intensity air operations, and conducted more than 500 individual missions across the North and North West of Australia from more than 50 deployed aircraft to support decisive airpower.

"This is what we're about. We're about interoperability. We're about working together. We're about promoting a common vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific."

~ Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
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