Infantry Weapons

Stops pulled out for NATO's first Baltic exercise post-EFP

19 April 2017

From 17 to 30 April Latvia's Adazi national training range is hosting more than 1,200 personnel from Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States in an exercise on manoeuvres.

The drills - entitled Exercise 'Summer Shield' - will practise artillery support, joint fire observation, close air support, air defence, anti-tank warfare, and nuclear, biological, and chemical defence within the overarching scenario of international co-ordination during crisis deployment.

The difference between this and previous exercises is that most of the participating troops are already present in the region, or in practical terms 'in theatre', as part of NATO's Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) in the Baltic.

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