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ier this month with HMAS Choules the sole Australian amphibious ship available for the exercise.
Held on alternate years, Talisman Sabre is the most important bilateral setpiece exercise between the ADF and US forces.
Beyond its training value, the exercise serves a “certification” function for formally validating certain capabilities on both sides of the alliance.
Talisman Sabre has contributed to Australia’s coveted status as the most interoperable of America’s Pacific- based allies, although in quantitative capacity terms it lags behind Japan and Korea.
an Australian Army M- 777 Howitzer in the NT as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre.
HMAS Launceston was among the 21 ships involved in the intensive US- Australian training exercise.