Talisman Sabre – 23 Sqn copes with extra visitors

The Fire Section of 23 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, has been staying vigilant during Exercise Talisman Sabre in the face of increased tempo and multiple aircraft from several countries at the air base.

During Talisman Sabre the tempo of aircraft movements has increased and the type of aircraft being supported has increased, but day-to-day operations remains the same.

The unit provides rescue and firefighting capabilities 24 hours a day.

Video by Australian Sergeant Michael Bott

 

 

 

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2017 (TS17) is a biennial combined Australian and United States training activity, designed to train respective military forces in planning and conducting combined task-force operations to improve the combat readiness and interoperability between the respective forces.

This exercise is a major undertaking that reflects the closeness of the two alliance and the strength of the ongoing military-to-military relationship.

The exercise involves more than 30,000 soldier, sailors, airmen and marines.

Now in its seventh iteration, the Talisman Sabre series of exercises is the principal Australian and US military training activity focused on the planning and conduct of mid-intensity high-end warfighting in the air, land and maritime domains.

TS17 incorporates force preparation activities, special-forces activities, amphibious landings, parachuting, land-force manoeuvre, urban operations, air operations, maritime operations and a number of live-fire components.

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