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Exercise Mars Anchor and Exercise Mercury

20 October 2005

The Australian Defence Force ability to respond effectively to terrorist incidents requires constant training by ADF personnel and regular coordination with relevant Federal and State/Territory authorities.

Exercise Mars Anchor and Exercise Mercury facilitate this type of training.

The units involved in Exercise Mars Anchor, from 10-16 October 2005, also participated in a national counter terrorist activity, Exercise Mercury 05, from 17-21 October 2005.

Defence is one of many Federal and State/Territory Departments participating in these exercises.

The exercises are vital training activities for the ADF to practise counter-terrorist and consequence management skills at a number of different locations.