RAAF leads airbridge into Williamson Airfield

The Royal Australian Air force lead a multi national fleet of military aircraft in one of Australia’s biggest peacetime air movements of troops and equipment.

Aircraft from three nations deployed soldiers to the front lines of Exercise Talisman Sabre, via Williamson Airfield in Shoalwater Bay Training Area.

Royal Australian Air Force C-13J Hercules and C-17A Globemasters, Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130H and USAF C-17As made for a very busy day at the airfield.

 

 

 

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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