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2021.10.12 13:03

Military drills involving tanks and over 3,000 troops kick off in Lithuania

BNS2021.10.12 13:03

Iron Wolf 2021 II, a major multinational military exercise, kicked off in Lithuania on Monday night.

More than 3,000 troops from Lithuania and 12 other NATO or partner countries will be practising for almost two weeks in and around Pabradė military training base close to Vilnius, the Lithuanian Armed Forces said in a press release on Tuesday.

The drills will also involve around 1,000 pieces of military equipment, including Leopard and Abrams tanks, Marder, CV 90 and VCI Pizarro infantry fighting vehicles, Stryker, Fuchs and Boxer armoured fighting vehicles, PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers, as well as supply and administrative vehicles.

The exercise will assess the ability of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup stationed in Lithuania and staff of the Iron Wolf Brigade's Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion to plan and carry out the offensive, defensive, and other military operations.

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