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  • australia Talisman Saber 2013


    15-jul-13    to    06-aug-13

    Large exercise between United States (known as Talisman SABRE) and Australia with all military disciplines. Exercise in Queensland held most at the Shoalwater Bay Training Aerea, also Coral Sea used and most of the aircraft based tdy at Rockhampton. Some fixed wings flew from Rockhapmton and from there own airfield.

    Fixed wing participations from Australia: F/A-18, C-17, C-130 Hercules, Beech 350, Airbus 330, Orion. From United States: C-130 Hercules, C-2 Greyhound, C-17, KC-135, Boeing 737. Not all aircraft and ships be present the 3 weeks.


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    DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
        15jul13 to 06aug13 AU 808 Squadron Fleet Air Arm (RAN) MRH90 Taipan
        15jul13 to 06aug13 US Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey
        15jul13 to 06aug13 US Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 37 US Navy S-70 H-60
        15jul13 to 06aug13 US Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWELVE US Navy S-70 H-60
        15jul13 to 06aug13 US Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Eight Five US Navy S-70 H-60
    Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation

    Individual helicopters

    Model IDs
    Bell UH-1Y Venom 168407     168408    
    Bell MV-22B Osprey 165219     168028     168031    
    Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk 164464    
    Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk 168534    
    Sikorsky S-70B-2 Seahawk N24-011    
    Sikorsky HH-60H Rescue Hawk 163785     165118     165257     165259    
    Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation ca-32 kiowa A17-014     A17-051    


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    Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear Powered)  Improved Nimitz class   US Navy CVN-73 USS George Washington,
    Guided-Missile Cruiser  Ticonderoga VLS class   US Navy CG-54 USS Antietam,
    Frigate  Anzac class   Royal Australian Navy FFH 157 HMAS Perth,
    Command ship  Blue Ridge class   US Navy LCC-19 USS Blue Ridge,
    Assault Carrier  Wasp class   US Navy LHD-6 USS Bonhomme Richard,
    Landing Ship/Platform Dock  Bay class   Royal Australian Navy L100 HMAS Choules,
    Landing Ship/Platform Dock  Whidbey Island class   US Navy LSD-42 USS Germantown,
    Support Ship  Cantabria class   Spanish Navy A-15 Cantabria,
    Support Ship  Lewis and Clark class   US Navy T-AKE-10 USNS Charles Drew,
    Support Ship  Henry J. Kaiser class   US Navy T-AO-202 USNS Yukon,

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