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Australian & United States counter-terrorism training in Perth in February and March 2020

Australian and United States military personnel will conduct counter-terrorism training across the greater Perth metropolitan area of Western Australia from mid-February to mid-March 2020.

The training will be conducted during the day and night and involves responses to simulated terrorist scenarios.

The public should not be alarmed if they see or hear military watercraft, vehicles, unmanned aerial surveillance systems and military personnel carrying weapons. Blank ammunition and some pyrotechnics will be used during some aspects of this training.

People who see the training should not be concerned that any of the locations are under any form of actual threat.

Training such as this helps ensure Australia and our US allies maintain their world-class counter-terrorism response capabilities.

Defence is unable to provide media access or further information, including specific timings, regarding the training in order to protect operational tactics, techniques and procedures.

Date of Publication: 
Thursday, 13 February, 2020
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