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The international military exercise Iron Wolf 2016 began on Monday and is a part of the international exercise Sabre Strike 2016.

NATO troops began the redeployment exercise Dragoon hike on Sunday as part of the overall exercise .US troops from the United States Pennsylvania National Guard landed in Vilnius airport on Sunday along with four armoured vehicles.

Around 1,000 US soldiers and 400 combat vehicles will take part in Sabre Strike redeploying from Germany to Estonia, stopping along the way in the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

With tension in the Baltic region, France has sent soldiers to join the exercises for the first time. It has recently been announced that France will deploy 150 soldiers to Eastern Europe.

German artillery battalion troops and equipment have already arrived in Lithuania while Danish troops and tanks should arrive this week.

Sabre Strike will involve about 10,000 soldiers from 13 NATO and partner countries.

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