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14 June 2016 14:10

Saber Strike exercise starts in Tapa

Saber Strike exercise starts in Tapa Saber Strike exercise starts in Tapa

Today, Saber Strike exercise involving 10,000 troops training in three Baltic countries, was officially declared open with the ceremony hosted in Tapa, Estonia.

“Saber Strike is no longer simply a U.S. Army exercise in Europe, with 13 Allied and partner nations, it´s a truly regional training event,“ Deputy Commander Estonian Defence Forces, Brigadier General Artur Tiganik said.

“I thank the U.S. Army for leadership they have shown in Europe and I´m glad this leadership has brought on board so many of our European friends. For regional security perspective, I cannot stress enough the importance of their participation,” he added.

Saber Strike is a long-standing U.S Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise. This year's exercise objectives will focus on promoting interoperability with regional partners and improving joint operational capability in a variety of missions to prepare the participating nations and units for future operations. Estonia is the main host nation this year.

Participating nations include Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, United Kingdom, and the United States. The exercise will be held in multiple locations throughout Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Exercise Saber Strike is an annual multinational exercise organized by the U. S. Army in Europe (USAREUR) and hosted by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces, 717 1900, mil[at], Juhkentali 58, EE15007, Tallinn, Estonia.

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