Australia and US exercise 'Talisman Sabre' halted after helicopter crash

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The Australian and US military exercise 'Talisman Sabre' was halted after an Australian helicopter crashed into the ocean off the coast of Australia. Search efforts are underway to find the four-member crew.

Australia and US exercise 'Talisman Sabre' halted after helicopter crash

Military exercises between Australia and the United States were halted on Saturday after an Australian Defense Force (ADF) helicopter crashed into the ocean off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

The helicopter crashed in waters near Hamilton Island late Friday. Search efforts are underway to find the four-member crew.

TRT World quoted Reuters as saying a military official said the exercises were suspended following the crash.

The "Talisman Sabre" military exercise involves two weeks of war games involving more than 30,000 troops and participants from 11 different countries as a show of strength and unity amid Chinese pressure in the region.

The exercises, which take place in various locations across Australia, include land and air battles as well as amphibious landings.

Source: TRT World

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