Around 1,200 troops from 25 NATO member states are taking part in the communications units exercise Steadfast Cobalt, which officially got underway in Lithuania on Sunday.
Lithuanian and NATO flags
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The exercise, which will last until June 2, "will put to test the ability of NATO communications units to ensure information exchange and communication among combat units of the NATO Response Force, joint and component headquarters worldwide," the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.

The exercise command and control centre with infrastructure has been deployed to the Vytautas the Great Jaeger Battalion in Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas.

Lithuania is hosting Steadfast Cobalt for the second time.

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