Talisman Sabre – Landing craft air cushion beach rotation

Landing craft air cushions – LCAC – assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7, conduct 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) forces and equipment offload on the beach as part of large-scale amphibious assault during Talisman Sabre 17.

LCACs, launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), enabled movement of 31st MEU forces and equipment ashore in order to complete mission objectives in tandem with Australian counterparts.

US Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Diana Quinlan.

 

 

 

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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