epa09361372 A handout photo made available by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) shows a Mk-82 (500lb) high explosive weapon hitting a target at the Townsville Field Training Area during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021, in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 20 July 2021 (issued 24 July 2021). Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21) is the largest bilateral combined training activity between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States (US) military. About 17,000 military personnel from seven nations (including Canada, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Britain), are participating on land, air and sea during TS21. EPA/LACW EMMA SCHWENKE/AUSTRALIAN DOD HANDOUT -- MANDATORY CREDIT: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 2021 -- AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT -- HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES *** Local Caption *** Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21) is the largest bilateral training activity between Australia and the United States, commencing on July 14 2021. \r\n\r\nHeld every two years, TS21 aims to test Australian interoperability with the United States and other participating forces in complex warfighting scenarios. \r\n\r\nIn 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. \r\n\r\nActivities 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.
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