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Talisman Saber
« on: July 20, 2017, 08:29:50 »
Looks like its an all hands war game which includes Australia,New Zealand,Canada and now Japan.

https://www.stripes.com/news/elite-japanese-paratrooper-unit-joins-talisman-saber-drills-for-the-first-time-1.478500#.WXCha6ltm70

SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING AREA, Australia — With their faces slathered with camouflage paint and foliage tucked into their helmets, members of one of Japan’s preeminent fighting units sat virtually unseen along a dry river bed made of volcanic rock in eastern Queensland.

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 1st Airborne Brigade, 3rd Infantry Battalion — taking part in this month’s Talisman Saber drills in Australia for the first time — was tasked last week with protecting the flank for their Australian, American and Canadian allies. The paratroopers sat stoic behind their scopes, motionless and ready for mock enemy forces that could have struck at any time.

“Here in Australia, we are strangers here and the enemies are from other countries, so we don’t know exactly what will happen next,” said company commander Maj. Yohei Hatayama. “Normally, when we have exercises in Japan, we do [some of the same training] so sometimes we expect what will happen or the next situation, but here we have no expectation what will happen.”

The elite unit, which is akin to the U.S. Army’s Rangers, participated in the exercise to hone tactical skills and increase interoperability with their American airborne counterparts, as well as develop deeper relationships with their Australian and Canadian allies, Japanese planners said.

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Re: Talisman Saber
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 08:42:33 »
PPCLI's airborne company deployed by C17 to Talisman Saber.I have a couple of links including video of the US and Canadian paratroopers.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2017/07/canadian_army_soldiersparachuteintoaustralia.html?=undefined&wbdisable=true

uly 13, 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today, approximately 130 Canadian Army soldiers parachuted from C-17 Globemasters into Williamson Airfield, Queensland in Northeastern Australia alongside American and Australian allies after a 14-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Yesterday, six C-17 Globemaster aircraft (four American, two Australian) departed Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson, Alaska. They then traveled 11,000 kilometers to drop 330 paratroopers, a mix of Canadian, American and Australian soldiers, within a 20-minute window. Once on the ground, the soldiers completed a training scenario, which had them secure control of the airfield to allow additional forces to arrive.

Exercise TALISMAN SABRE is military exercise which runs every other year and trains primarily Australian and American forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability on a variety of missions from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts. This training affords Canadian parachutists the opportunity to hone their skills on a regular basis and maintain a constant state of readiness for future missions and operations.

Video:

http://www.military.com/video/specialties-and-personnel/paratroopers/paratroopers-jump-into-talisman-saber-2017/5512755271001

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Re: Talisman Saber
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 08:46:42 »
Some images of US/ PPCLI paratroopers en route to Oz.Click on an image to the right.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3565686/talisman-saber-2017