Soldiers from the ADF, U.S. Marines, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, and Royal Marine Commandos participated in a combined joint amphibious landing and air assault as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21).
The troops took to the beaches and streets of Bowen, Queensland as part of simulated battles between two opposing forces.
Scenarios included a beach landing, securing of airfields and strategic areas and storming of positions at various locations.
Held every two years, TS21 is the largest bilateral training activity between Australia and the United States, aimed to test Australian interoperability with the United States and other participating forces in complex warfighting scenarios.
In addition to the United States, TS21 involves participating forces from Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.