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A Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) gets airborne behind one of our NH90s under a starry Northern Queensland sky during Exercise Talisman Saber. Photo: LAC Dan May, Comms and Info Sys, Whenuapai

Exercise Talisman Saber is a biennial military exercise, held in Australia, that trains Australian and U.S. forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability. This the second time we have been invited to participate in this exercise which utilises elements of our land, air and sea assets. For many of those taking part in Talisman Saber this will be their first taste of war-fighting training in a truly international environment. These training scenarios help ensure our people develop the critical skills and international relationships they will need throughout their careers.

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