VIDEO: Exercise Talisman Saber 2013

Exercise Talisman Saber 2013

As the bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2013 between the U.S. and Australia gains momentum, the two nations learn more every day on what it means to work together.

The exercise is a biennial combined Australian and United States (US) training activity, designed to train Australian respective military forces in planning and conducting Combined Task Force operations to improve the combat readiness and interoperability between their respective forces.

This exercise is a major undertaking that reflects the closeness of Australian alliance and the strength of the ongoing military-military relationship.

The exercise forms part of the ADF’s extensive training program to ensure the ADF is prepared to protect and support Australia and its national interests.

The training has so far included anti-submarine and anti-air warfare exercises, underway replenishments and coordinated maneuvers involving multiple ships steaming in formation.

The exercise entails participation of upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth, US Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Preble and USS Chung Hoon and Ticonderoga Class cruiser USS Antietam along with Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney.

NavalToday Staff, July 29, 2013