Australian Defence Force Counter Terrorism Exercise


01/05/2016: The 2nd Commando Regiment conducted a five day counter-terrorism training exercise in Sydney to rehearse the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) response capability to terrorist threats.

Exercise Mars Olympics saw around 500 ADF members join forces with over 200 NSW Police and other emergency services to resolve a number of scenarios at various locations including Holsworthy Barracks, the Illawarra Regional Airport and civilian infrastructure in Sydney’s west between 30 November – 4 December 2015.

The exercise is an annual event that helps ensure Australia has among the best counter-terrorism response capabilities in the world.

 Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence:12/3/15