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Sep 24 2021

Northern Europe Operational Update Week 38

Brunssum, The Netherlands Soldiers from the multinational enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group, Poland, participated in Exercise Falcon Leap 2021.

This year Exercise Falcon Leap took place 06-17 September mainly in The Netherlands and Belgium. More than 1000 paratroopers from 12 different nations (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom and the United States) participated. Multiple airdrops were conducted each day. The Exercise, led by the Royal Netherlands Army, proved an excellent opportunity to highlight interoperability and strengthen relationships between military units from Alliance member nations.

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In Lithuania,

the multinational NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup, Lithuania, is preparing for an intensive training program in the upcoming Exercise Eager Leopard. The exercise will include a deployment of tracked vehicles by train and convoys of wheeled vehicles by road. With this in mind, the German movement coordination cell ensures that everything goes smoothly to ensure "Leopard" tanks and "Marder" Infantry Fighting Vehicles are in the right place at the right time. Exercise Eager Leopard will provide an opportunity for the Battlegroup to enhance its readiness and test its ability to quickly deploy troops and equipment.

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Story by JFC Brunssum Public Affairs Office / eFP BG Lithuania Public Affairs Office / eFP BG Poland Public Affairs Office.

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