australia Talisman Saber 2013

Queensland


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.


Units

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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    


Ships

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



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