Seaman Boatswains Mate Tara Riley takes the helm of HMAS KANIMBLA during Officer of the Watch Manoeuvers.
Exercise Talisman Saber 2009 is a biennial combined training activity, designed to train Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting Combined Task Force operations in order to improve ADF/U.S. combat readiness and interoperability. This exercise is a major undertaking that reflects the closeness of our alliance and the strength of the ongoing military-military relationship.
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What is Exercise Talisman Saber 2009?
Exercise Talisman Saber 2009 is U.S. led Australian supported exercise to improve combat training, readiness and interoperability, across the spectrum of military operations from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts. The exercise forms part of the Australia Defence Forces’ (ADF) extensive training program to ensure preparedness or any future deployments and the continued readiness to protect and support Australia and its national interests and to ensure Australian and US military forces can work together efficiently and safely. By working with the US military forces, the exercise strengthens proactive and responsive strategies and enhances measures to defend Australia and its national interests.
When will Exercise Talisman Saber 2009 take place?
The exercise is due to take place 6 – 25 July, to include the consolidation and preparation of troops prior to the more intensive periods of training. Military personnel and units will be deploying to exercise start positions prior to the exercise commencement on 6 July. Military personnel will take some time to redeploy post completion of the exercise on 25 July. Additionally, US military forces are taking the opportunity to conduct some unilateral training on Australian ranges both pre and post TS09.
Where is Exercise Talisman Saber 2009 being held?
Exercise Talisman Saber 2009 is conducted at designated ADF training facilities throughout Queensland, Northern Territory and within the Australian Maritime Zones of Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone. Key sites include the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (Central Queensland), Townsville Field Training Area, Delamere Range Facility (Northern Territory), Bradshaw Field Training Area (Northern Territory), Mount Bundey Training Area (Northern Territory), the air space over the northern part of the Northern Territory, port facilities in Queensland (Brisbane, Gladstone and Alma Ports); and designated marine areas within Coral, Timor and Arafura Seas which are adjacent to International Waters.
Exercise Talisman Saber 09 Combined Joint Information Bureau
Ph: 1800 639 724