F-35As fly in formation over Australia during Talisman Sabre 23

Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet in the Ordnance Loading Area at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023.
The Australian Department of Defense has taken delivery of the first three of 40 ordered Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk multi-role helicopters.

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) conduct a simulated replenishment at sea with the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during Talisman Sabre 23, aboard the USS America, in the Coral Sea, Aug. 1, 2023.

Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle from Battle Group Warhorse drives over a Dry Support Bridge a part of the Divisional River Crossing conducted on Exercise Talisman Sabre 23.
Flying high over northern Australian skies, air-to-air refuelling is an essential component of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023 as a force multiplier to enable mission success.
For the first time, Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft have worked together domestically with United States Air Force KC-46A Pegasus to provide coordinated refuelling for the deployed Air Task Group.
Many US and Australian aircraft, such as the USAF F-22 Raptors, United States Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, and RAAF F-35s Lightning II rely on the KC-30A and KC-46A to enable the long-range strike capability.


Photographer: SGT Pete Gammie
Special operations forces from Australia and the United States combined to conduct an audacious 1600km force projection mission from Sydney, Australia, to Norfolk Island as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2023.
A small force of Australian special forces soldiers from 2nd Commando Regiment ‘seized’ the Norfolk Island airport after parachuting in several days earlier. That force element was reinforced by more Australian and US special operations forces on board an MC-130J Commando II (Hercules) aircraft from the US Air Force 353rd Special Operations Wing.
A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft arrived some time later with a United States Marine Corps high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, which ‘fired’ a rocket salvo against a small ‘enemy’ naval warship fleet as part of a coordinated multi-domain strike also involving other land, air, maritime, space and cyber capabilities.

Photographer: Corporal Cameron Pegg
The Danish company Systematic announced that Australia has chosen its software from the SitaWare family for the next stage of introducing the BMS combat management system for land forces. SitaWare software will also be used on Polish Abrams tanks.

3rd Brigade ASLAV, High Range training Area, Townsville, Aug 2023
2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) during Combined Amphibious Assault Exercise at Zambales, Philippines during Exercise Alon 2023. 25 August 2023

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