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Large military exercise Dynamic Front II in Germany with 1,400 soldiers from nine NATO nations.
Large multinational military exercise for U.S. artillery unit in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Dynamic Front II, which took place March 6 to 9, tested the interoperability at the tactical level using the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities program that integrated NATO Allies into an artillery live-fire exercise.
     
Large multinational military exercise for U.S. artillery unit in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Dynamic Front II, which took place March 6 to 9, tested the interoperability at the tactical level using the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities program that integrated NATO Allies into an artillery live-fire exercise.
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct a fire mission with a M777A2 Howitzer during Exercise Dynamic Front II at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 9, 2017. (Source photo US MoD)
     
Dynamic Front II will include more than 1,400 participants from nine NATO nations. Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States will all have units participating in the exercise.

The overall objective for this exercise is to develop solutions to identified gaps and limitations within the theater level fires system by executing multi-echelon fires and test interoperability at the tactical level with ASCA and aspiring ASCA

Another goal of the exercise was to synchronize 18 artillery guns into one mass fire for Table XVIII qualifications, according to 1st Lt. Scott Marriner, 1st Platoon Leader for Cobra Battery whose platoon was out on the range ready to execute the missions when called to fire.

Table qualifications provide artillery units with realistic scenarios in which they can complete fire missions with multiple howitzers. Gunnery tables progress from certifying and firing as a section up to a mass fire with a whole squadron, which can be two guns for a section to 18 guns, known as a mass of fires.

On March 8, U.S. Army Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment dug in four M777A2 Howitzers. The rest came from the Czech Republic.
     
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct Sling Load Operations with support from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during Exercise Dynamic Front II at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 9, 2017.
U.S. Soldiers, assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct Sling Load Operations with support from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during Exercise Dynamic Front II at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 9, 2017. (Source photo US MoD)
 

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