Phenominally awesome photos from exercise Talisman Sabre from the official Instagram account here
page. Obviously to an extent it's propaganda, but good photos.
a reply to: seasonal
That picture is bizarre. The majority of the bases are not US military but Australian. NASA is not military. Because Australia is allied with the US,
the author considers all of them US military bases. Australia is also an allied country with a unique geographical position, so for logistical reasons
it makes a lot of sense for them to use our bases.
The only major bases that are US would be Pine Gap (communications) and North West Cape (iirc, mothballed). There are also US Marines at Australian
bases in Darwin. US may also joint use some other facilities, but they are not "US Military Facilities".
Let me give you several examples:
Warramunga Seismic Station at Tennant Creek is operated by Australian National University. It is part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Organization (detecting nuclear explosions) therefore it is considered a "US Military Facility" by the author of the image.
Intelligence between the US and Australia is often shared, therefore any Australian intelligence facility is considered a "US Military Facility".
Also counted in the above image are RAAF bare bases, which are air force bases that can be fitted out for operations but are not typically used (and
certainly not used by the US). "US Military Facilities".
Air Warfare Destroyers refers to a class of ship. Hobart Class. They are made in Australia, based off a Spanish design, although the combat systems
tend to be american. It would be like looking at a map of the US, finding where US Navy bases are, then claiming they are "Australian Military Bases"
because US ships contain Australian components. All Aegis cruisers and destroyers have Australian missile defense systems (Nulka).
5/8/17 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)
edit on 5/8/17 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)