Troops from nine NATO countries took part in the main planning conference of the Saber Strike 2015 multinational exercises at the General Adolfas Ramanauskas Warfare Training Centre in Nemenčine on February 10-13.
Troops from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as well as Poland, Denmark, Finland, the United States, Germany, France, Portugal and Poland will simultaneously host the exercises in the Baltic states and Poland in June, organized by the United States Army Europe (USAREUR), Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defence said.
«The exercises will be a challenge for us as well a great opportunity to strengthen cooperation among both the Baltic states as well as multinational military cooperation. They will be aimed at improving interaction between NATO joint military units, action compatibility and readiness to perform defensive and offensive operations,» Major General Almantas Leika, commander of the Lithuanian Land Force said.
The Saber Strike are the annual multinational military exercises organized by the USAREUR in the Baltic states and Poland. They will be held for the fifth time this year.