Contents tagged with Military Exercises

  • Large-scale aviation exercises to take place in Ukraine

    This year’s international aviation exercises, Clear Sky 2018, will take place in October and will become the largest aviation exercise since Ukraine’s independence, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense stated on Thursday, June 21.

    “More than 40 aircraft, dozens of anti-aircraft missile systems, hundreds of servicemen from Ukraine and almost 10 NATO countries will be engaged in the largest-scale international exercises of aviation units,” the Ministry’s statement reads. 

    The Clear Sky 2018 …

  • Sweden’s Home Guard conducting largest exercises since 1975

    Sweden is conducting its largest nationwide military exercises since 1975, in which 40 battalions and 22,000 reservists are taking part, The Local news outlet reported.

    "The idea of these exercises is that we are now strengthening our military defense and increasing our operational capabilities," Swedish Supreme Commander Micael Bydén said.

    According to the Ministry of Defense of Sweden, all 40 battalions of the Home Guard were mobilized for training, which means that the Swedes will see how …

  • Ukrainian military to block three sections of the Sea of Azov for naval exercises

    The command of the naval forces of Ukraine announced the closure of three sections of the Azov Sea near Mariupol until September 1. According to the head of the press center of the Navy, Oleh Chalik, this is required to carry out combat training activities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces which will continue throughout the summer.

    Chalik said that the waters near the towns of Shyrokyne and Melekyne located directly near the front line, and the Bilosarayska spit and the territory to the east of …

  • Estonia announces its first joint exercises with the Swedish Air Forces

    The Swedish Air Force, together with the Estonian Air Force will hold AFX18 exercises. Swedish fighters will be deployed to the Ämari Air Base near Tallinn, the website of the Estonian Defense Forces reports.

    "These are the first joint exercises between the Estonian and Swedish Air Force after the restoration of independence," Estonian Air Force Colonel Riivo Valge said. His words are quoted on the Ministry’s website. He noted that the exercises provide an excellent opportunity to practice …

  • Ukrainian armored vehicles arrived in Germany for international military exercises

    A unit of Ukrainian military vehicles and their crews, seven BTR-80 armored personnel carriers and five T-84 main battle tanks arrived in the Federal Republic of Germany where they will take part in the Combined Resolve X international military exercises, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reported.

    "Today, April 24, Ukrainian military equipment arrived at the military training area near the city of Hohenfels (Germany) to participate in Combined Resolve X international exercises," the report of …

  • Ukrainian Parliament adopts a bill allowing participation of foreign troops in military exercises in 2018

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the admission of foreign armed forces into Ukraine in 2018 to participate in six multinational exercises.

    235 MPs supported bill No 7428, whereas the minimum required number of support votes is 226.

    According to plans, up to 3,000 military personnel of the United States and NATO member states with weapons, military equipment, and up to six warplanes and helicopters are expected to participate in the multinational exercises to prepare the armed forces …

  • Multinational military exercises involving Ukraine begin in Poland

    On 5 November the multinational “Maple Arch 2017” military exercises began in Poland. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, Ukrainian soldiers are participating in the drills.

    Overall, the maneuvers will involve more than 460 military personnel from four countries.

    “In Poland at the Dęba Land Forces Training Center, involving more than 460 military personnel from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Canada, Poland and Lithuania, the opening ceremony of the Maple Arch 2017 multinational …

  • Norway starts snap military drills in the north of the country

    Undeclared military exercises began in the polar county of Troms in the north of Norway. About 2,000 servicemen of the Land Forces and the National Guard of the country are taking part in them, the press service of the Norwegian Armed Forces stated, according to TASS.

    The exercises are scheduled to last until the end of the week. During this time, the rapid response skills and prompt execution of the tasks set by the command will be trained. The maneuvers are in the central part of Troms …

  • Sibul-2017 joint military exercises begin in Estonia

    In Estonia, military exercises, named Sibul 2017 ("Onion 2017") and organized by the volunteer military organization Kaitseliit (Estonian Defense League), were launched on Saturday.

    The maneuvers are being held at the Central Range of the Defense Force near the town of Tapa, in conjunction with the NATO combat group deployed in Estonia. In the classroom, combat skills will be developed with regard to conventional warfare.

    According to the exercise scenario, the combat and rear companies of …

  • Russia sends Special Forces to Minsk for joint exercises with Belarus

    On Monday, September 25, a unit of Russian Special Forces arrived in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, as   reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

    "Today, a unit of separate, special-purpose Russian Airborne Troops arrived in Minsk to take part in a joint, bilateral, tactical, special exercise," the report says.

    According to the Defense Ministry, preparations for the training will be carried out from September 25 to October 8.

    "During the exercise, which will …