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May 6 2022

Northern Europe Operational Update Weeks 17/18 2022

PABRADĖ, Lithuania – 21st April, troops from Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States demonstrated their capabilities during the multinational live-fire Exercise - Baltic Ballista - held in the so-called "Little Vilnius", training area. As part of the event, artillery batteries practiced fire support coordination, whilst soldiers conducted platoon certification training.


BEMOWO PISKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland – approximately 2,000 NATO troops participated in Exercise Thunderbolt Focus in the second half of April. This constituted a week-long large-scale event with representation from all four enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroups based in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Interoperability and cooperation were the focus objectives of this serial.


ELBLĄG, Poland - Multinational Division North East (MND-NE) conducted Battle Staff Training Amber Bridge 22-1. Representatives from NATO Force Integration Units Poland and Lithuania contributed to the exercise by providing briefings that increased situational awareness. The main aim of the exercise was to improve MND-NE's capabilities in the logistics domain such that operations can be better sustained.

TAPA CAMP, Estonia - Engineer specialists from the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Estonia took part in vehicle recovery training on 29th April. Multi-nationality is a primary feature of Battlegroups such as the one in Estonia. Specialists, in this case vehicle engineer specialists, continually train together in order to keep perishable skills sharp and maximise interoperability.


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