Joint training between Australia and the United States

On July 24, Exercise Talisman Saber ended. For two weeks, Australia and the United States were able to train and increase the interoperability of their air forces.

Joint training between Australia and the United States Flight Lieutenant Paul Atteridge watches as a MH60-R helicopter approaches HMAS Canberra's Flight Deck during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (Picture source: Australian DoD )

Exercise Talisman Sabre is a biennial, bilateral Australian and United States training activity that also includes additional participants from third party nations.

In this context, the US Air Force has deployed several aircraft in Australia, including F-22 Raptor, E-3C Sentry, KC-10 Extender and B-52 Stratofortress. For its part, Australia has mobilized F / A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, EA-18G Growler and E-7A Wedgetail.

Autstalian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise was designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian and United States Armed Forces.