Talisman Sabre is the Australian Defence Force’s largest bilateral training activity with the US.
Military personnel from the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and the United Kingdom begin arriving in Australia to quarantine ahead of Talisman Saber, Scheduled to commence on 14 July and end on 31 July, the exercise will take place at several defence bases and non-defence training areas in Australia.
It will be primarily held across central and north-east Queensland, as well as off the east coast of Australia.
An opening ceremony will be held at RAAF Base Amberley and other main events are set to take place in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area and the Townsville region.
France, India and Indonesia will send their observers.
Up to 17 thousand people are expected to take part in the maneuvers.
Exercise Talisman Sabre/Saber is conducted at designated ADF training facilities primarily throughout Queensland (but may also include training areas interstate), and in adjacent maritime and airspace areas of the Coral Sea. Key sites include the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (Central Queensland), Townsville Field Training Area, port facilities in Queensland (Brisbane, Gladstone and Alma Ports).