Talisman Sabre 2021: Multi Systems Live Fire Mission


A live fire activity featuring different weapons systems from land, air, sea and cyber was conducted at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21).

Synchronising traditional warfare and digital assets, TS21 participants conducted an attack against a simulated adversary on Townshend Island. “Multi-domain Strike” capability is one of the ADF’s newest joint warfighting concepts.

Held every two years, TS21 is the largest bilateral training activity between Australia and the United States aimed at testing the ADF’s interoperability with the US and other participating forces.

In addition to the United States, TS21 involves participating forces from Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Australian Department of Defence

July 20, 2021