aA
On 3 November multinational Exercise Iron Sword 2014 will be officially opened at ceremonies at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Range in Pabradė and drill grounds of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion in Rukla.
Multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 opening in Lithuania

In total, roughly 2.5 thousand soldiers from nine NATO allies, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the US, the UK, Canada, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Hungary and Germany, will line up to open the exercise in both sites, the Ministry of National Defence said.

The opening ceremony at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Range in Pabradė will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the presence of the leadership of the ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Ambassador of Hungary in Lithuania Zoltan Pecze, and others.

The contingent of the Hungarian Defence Force which will take part in the exercise and then stay in Lithuania till the end of the year will be officially welcomed at the opening ceremony. Approximately 140 members of the 5th Bocskai Istvan Infantry Brigade of the Hungarian Land Force will form a NATO battalion-sized unit with assigned Lithuanian and US companies which will take part in combined training events and exercises in Lithuania.

The parade for the opening ceremony at the General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Range in Pabrade will be formed by Lithuanian, US, British, Hungarian, Czech and German military personnel.

At the parade ground of the Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion in Rukla the formal opening ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. The exercise will be announced open by the leadership of the Ministry of National Defence and the Lithuanian Armed Forces in front of a parade formed by Lithuanian, Estonian, Canadian and Luxembourg's soldiers.

The multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 will run simultaneously in the two main training ranges of the Lithuanian Armed Forces on 2-14 November to train interoperability in NATO units, co-ordination of actions and readiness to complete defensive and offensive operations.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

President proposes nine legislative initiatives for Seimas spring session

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has proposed including nine legislative initiatives into the...

People returning to Lithuania from China advised to avoid contact

People who have returned from China where the new COVID-19 coronavirus is spreading are advised to...

EU leaders fail to agree on new budget: Nausėda hopes for decision over month

EU leaders on Friday failed to agree on the Community's 2021-2027 budget amid disagreements over its...

Vilnius district municipality backs further asphalt-paving of PM's street

Vilnius District politicians on Friday decided to endorse a strategic activity plan for 2020–2022...

Vilnius resident suspected of forging ID and other documents of various countries

Criminalists from Vilnius police have busted a man who is suspected of forging ID and other...

Top news

Vietnamese student feels happy living in Vilnius: back home I wear mask every day

Vietnamese student Tri Huynh Viet Minh from Saigon is full of curiosity. Having won a scholarship...

President proposes nine legislative initiatives for Seimas spring session

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has proposed including nine legislative initiatives into the...

Experience Lithuanian culture: Užgavėnės in Kaunas

In Lithuania, we call the holiday Užgavėnės, which can be loosely translated into ‘Before fasting...

Leader in gaming and VR platforms to undergo major expansion in Lithuania

Unity Technologies , creator of the world’s most widely used real-time development platform for...

German polymer specialist establishing microduct systems production unit in Klaipeda

REHAU , a family-owned polymer specialist with annual sales of around EUR 3.5 billion, is...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina