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Multinational exercise Saber Strike 2017 completes

The multinational exercise Saber Strike 2017, which took place between 1 and 17 June has completed. Two members of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF) 1st Brigade took part in the main part of the exercise in Latvia. They were tasked with planning and coordination of fire support for manoeuvre units in the area of responsibility and simultaneous provision of comprehensive logistics support in the area of operations of allied forces. They performed their tasks within a Latvian brigade command.

Members of the SAF 132nd Mountain Regiment of the 1st Brigade, Logistics Brigade, Force Command and General Staff took part in the exercise in Germany, where they worked in response cells of the Multinational Corps Northeast, which includes the SAF Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defence Battalion. During this computer-assisted exercise, their task was to support the verification of Corps HQ’s competence to attain full operational capability with the aim to promote stability and security in the area of the Baltics, to strengthen the Alliance and to nurture trust among the members of the Alliance.

The exercise Saber Strike 2017, which was led by the U.S. Army Europe Command in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and Poland included some 2,000 participants from Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, the UK and the USA. Such multinational exercises increase the interoperability of NATO members. As for SAF members, such exercises, where they actively participate in the planning process and collective training in a multinational environment, help maintain their competencies and acquire the valuable knowledge and new experiences, which they can later transfer to their counterparts.

Photo: 1st Brigade

Logo of the multinational military exercise Saber Strike 17 in Latvia

Tactical brigade command post in Latvia

Member of the 1st Brigade coordinating fire support

Logo of the multinational military exercise Saber Strike 17 in Germany