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Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21) is the largest bilateral training activity between Australia and the United States, commencing on 14 July 2021. Held every two years, TS21 aims to test Australian interoperability with the United States and other participating forces in complex war fighting scenarios. In addition to the United States, TS21 involves participating forces from Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The exercise includes a Field Training Exercise incorporating force preparation (logistic) activities, amphibious landings, ground force manoeuvres, urban operations, air combat and maritime operations. Activities will peak from 18 – 31 July across Queensland. TS21 is a major undertaking for all attending nations and demonstrates the combined capability to achieve large-scale operational outcomes within a COVID-19 safe environment.

British Royal Marines, with 40 Commando, ride in a landing craft on their way to a beach assault in Queensland, Australia, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021
British Royal Marines provide security on Forrest Beach, Queensland, as part of an amphibious assault activity, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021

British Royal Marine Commandos patrol along a train track in Ingham, Queensland, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021
A British Royal Marine, with 40 Commando, observe friendly forces movements during a beach assault in Queensland, Australia while taking part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021
Royal Marine Commando in Ingham
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