On December 2 the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group concluded two-week tactical live fire practice exercise Rising Stallion held at General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė. Tactical live fire exercise is the highest level of combat readiness training preceded by a lengthy period of training for all specialized personnel of all weapon systems assigned to the unit, training events with blank ammunition, training with simulation systems and training in lower-level live fire exercises. Military personnel an equipment at tactical life fire exercises conduct maneuvers in a training area delivering live fire rather than using blank rounds, It is the final stage of training a unit undergoes.
The exercise scenario offered very realistic situations similar to real battlefield challenges so that the full spectrum of Leopard 2 main battle tanks, PzH2000 self-propelled howitzers, Boxer IFVs and personnel capabilities were trained. The exercise trained Dutch German, Czech, Belgian, Norwegian and Luxembourg’s troops delivering live fire at stationary and mobile targets imitating infantry personnel and vehicles in forested and clear areas.
The NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group is integrated into the Lithuanian Armed Forces Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf and deployed at Rukla (Jonava district). Allied troops alongside Lithuanian military personnel carry out a combat readiness cycle. Since its establishment, the NATO eFP BG is led by framework nation Germany.
Photo credits: Lithuanian Armed Forces, NATO eF BG