NATO 'Saber Strike 2016' exercise begins in the Baltic states
The large-scale NATO exercise Saber Strike 2016 have begun in the Baltic states, which are aimed at improving interaction between member states in a wide range on military operations.
10,000 soldiers from 13 member states and partner countries are participating in the exercise.
As stated on the US Army-Europe’s website, “Saber Strike 16 features allied and partner-nation ground forces conducting live-fire, command post, and cyber/electronic warfare training, plus the integration of U.S. close-air support with multinational ground forces.”
The exercises will take place from May 27th to June 13th, and will involve the redeployment of US troops from Germany to Estonia. As part of the Dragoon Ride II, approximately 1,000 US soldiers and 400 pieces of military equipment will travel to Estonia making stops in the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia.