Posts tagged as military exercise

Conscript injured during training

Friday, April 27, 2018

A conscript of the Kuperjanov infantry battalion sustained injuries when a piece of ordnance believed to be an unexploded round of a grenade launcher went off during a bushfire. The soldier putting out a bushfire caused by a life-fire shooting exercise was injured in the explosion of what in great probability was a piece of unexploded ordnance from a 40 mm under-barrel grenade launcher, military spokespeople said. The soldier was given first…

Estonia: 20 aircraft to take place in military exercise Siil

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Twenty aircraft are to take part in Estonia’s large-scale military exercise Siil 2018 (Hedgehog 2018), which will take place at the beginning of May, including Wildcat and Black Hawk helicopters and fighter jets Mirage and Su-22. Polish attack aircraft Su-22 and French fighter jets Mirage2000 currently stationed at Amari air base will take part in the exercise, military spokespeople in Tallinn said. The exercise will also be attended by four…

Riga alarmed as Russian missile tests force partial closing of Baltic Sea and airspace

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Russia began testing missiles with live munitions in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, alarming Latvia, a member of NATO, which says the drills have forced it partly to shut down Baltic commercial airspace. The Russian defense ministry said on Monday that its Baltic Fleet, based in its European exclave of Kaliningrad, was preparing for routine training in the Baltic Sea, including live fire drills to practice hitting air and sea…

3,700 soldiers from 13 nations will conduct massive war games in Germany

Friday, March 30, 2018

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — It sounded like the beginning of Ragnarok. Tanks sped up to engage enemy targets while mortars and artillery rounds were lobbed overhead and helicopter gunships launched missiles during a high-speed, live-fire exercise. More than a dozen M1A2 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team joined forces Wednesday with several AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation…

Lithuanian Minister of National Defence discussed US support in strengthening regional security

Thursday, March 22, 2018

On March 21 leadership of the National Defence System discussed the upcoming meeting of the Presidents of the United States and the three Baltic states, US support in strengthening the security in the region, and Lithuania’s efforts to strengthen defence capabilities, at a meeting with Dr Richard Hooker, US National Security Council’s Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia. Increasing security in international arena was…