Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Talisman Saber Exercise Movements

With Exercise Taliasman Saber now coming to a close, there has been a few movements in and out of Cairns recently.

Description of Talisman Saber:

"Talisman Saber is a US led Australian supported exercise conducted primarily in Australia to improve combat training, readiness and interoperability, across a wide spectrum of military activities.  The exercise forms part of the ADF’s extensive training program to ensure the ADF is prepared to protect and support Australia and its national interests. The exercise also contributes to the ability of Australian and US military forces to work together efficiently and safely.  By working with the US military forces, the exercise strengthens proactive and responsive strategies and enhances measures to defend Australia and its national interests."


  • On Monday, USAF C-40 165832 departed Cairns for Anderson Air Force Base (PGUA) in Guam as CNV7902.

  • Also on Monday, Royal Australian Army MRH-90 A40-14 departed Cairns for unknown. It is believed that the MRH-90 arrived on Friday or Saturday.

A40-14 departing YBCS on Monday

A40-14 on the ground on Saturday

  • And this afternoon, Royal Australian Air Force Beechcraft Super Kingair 350 A32-673 arrived from Townsville (YBTL) as ADF314.

  • And also, Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 NZ7571 arrived this evening from Manila (RPLL) as KIW072.


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