Talisman Sabre – flight operations aboard HMAS Canberra

HMAS Canberra conducted a wide range of air operations with aircraft from the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and international navies landing and taking off from her deck during Exercise Talisman Sabre 17.

CAPTIONHMAS Canberra’s aviation-support sailors lash down a USN V-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard on Canberra’s flight deck during Exercise Talisman Sabre 17. Photo by Leading Seaman Helen Frank.

MRH-90, Seasprite, Osprey and Sea Stallion were among the airframes testing Australia’s largest ship and its crew.

 

 

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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