NATO to launch large-scale military exercise code-named Steadfast Javelin 1 in Estonia 1705149

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Defence & Security News - Estonia

 
 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 01:22 PM
 
NATO to launch large-scale military exercise code-named Steadfast Javelin 1 in Estonia.
NATO has launched a large-scale exercise in Estonia, to test the allied forces’ capability and maintain combat effectiveness. The exercise is named the "Steadfast Javelin 1". It started on Friday, May 16, 2014 and will run until May the 23rd.
     
NATO has launched a large-scale exercise in Estonia, to test the allied forces’ capability and maintain combat effectiveness. The exercise is named the "Steadfast Javelin 1". It started on Friday, May 16, 2014 and will run until May the 23rd.
Estonian soldiers with 6x6 armoured vehicles during the military exercise Steadfast Javelin 1 in Estonia.

     

The “Steadfast Javelin 1” exercise reflects NATO’s strong commitment to collective defence in the Baltic region, said Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, General Hans-Lothar Domröse. “It is my great privilege to assume command of the forces participating in Exercise Steadfast Javelin 1 today. There is no doubt the Alliance is strong and NATO’s resolve to assure its members of the ongoing utility of the Washington Treaty remains central to our actions.”

Around 6,000 troops from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise which will run until 23 May. The exercise is based on a fictitious scenario and involves participating Allied forces repelling an attack on Estonia. The participants were already in Estonia as of 5 May, taking part in the annual Estonian-led “Kevadtorm14” exercise which has now merged into the NATO-led event. Participating units include infantry and reconnaissance forces, engineers, fighter jets as well as anti-aircraft teams and a cyber security team.

The North Atlantic Council on 16 April 2014 agreed on a package of extra military measures to reinforce the Alliance’s collective defence in wake of the crisis in Ukraine. These measures include enhanced exercises, updated defence plans and appropriate deployments.

 

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