The 41st Panzergrenadier Brigade of the Bundeswehr is deploying to Lithuania for its first exercise this year. Units of the enhanced Vigilance Activity Brigade will train at Griffin Lightning alongside the Lithuanian Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan Battalion on February 28–March 10 after completing the combat training part in Germany, unit activation and force redeployment stages.
Approx. 600 troops and 240 items of military equipment under leadership of Brigadier General Christian Nawrat deploy to Lithuania by land, air and sea. Before the training in Lithuania the Brigade has been implementing the regular perpetual combat training schedule and preparation for the tasks alongside Lithuanian colleagues.
The exercise will train joint operations planning, force redeployment, joint combat tasks while on a field training and live fire exercise. German troops and equipment will be arriving from February 20 through 27.
The 41st Panzergrenadier Brigade’s Forward Command Element has been deployed in Lithuania on a standing basis since 4 September 2022. The enhanced Vigilance Activity Brigade conducts planning and combat training in Lithuania and Germany together with the Lithuanian Land Force, field training exercises, force redeployment and live fire exercises are held.
Photo credits: SSgt SPc Ieva Budzeikaitė