Talisman Sabre 2021: Support at Sea


Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Brisbane and the United States Navy replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock rendezvoused in the Coral Sea to conduct a core navy-to-navy evolution – a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21).

Commissioned into service in 2018, it was the first time the Australian Hobart class warship conducted an international RAS. 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.

Australian Department of Defence

July 30, 2021