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Estonia to host Exercise Baltic Tiger 2022

Estonia’s Defence Forces will host binational combined joint manoeuvres with the German armed forces which will run from October 1 to 27. Exercise Baltic Tiger 2022 will involve base defence drills with reconnaissance squads, snipers,...

NATO air forces participate in RAF-led exercise Cobra Warrior

NATO air forces took part in the RAF-led biannual exercise Cobra Warrior, designed to exercise participants in high-intensity large force tactical training. Running from 5 to 23 September Cobra Warrior was controlled by directing staff...

Estonia’s mid-range air defence system operational by 2025

Estonian Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur stated on 19 September that Estonia will have an operational mid-range air defence system by 2025. The government has agreed to allocate the funds to next year's budget. “Mid-range...

RAF trials low-level parachute insertion from A400M

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has trialed mass low-level parachuting on the A400M Atlas C Mk1, further expanding the aircraft's capability. The A400M Atlas will take over low-level parachuting capability from the C-130J which is...

UK forces train alongside Finland and Sweden in Exercise Vigilant Knife

British forces took part in Exercise Vigilant Knife alongside Swedish and Finnish Armed Forces, further strengthening interoperability in anticipation of Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO. The command-post exercise took place in Rovaniemi and Rovajärvi,...

British Army plans electrification of future battlefields

The British Army has announced a major step-change in its commitment to ultra-modern warfare with the publication of its new Battlefield Electrification Approach. British Army News Release, 3 May 2022: The ambitious vision sets out...

UK forces train to lead NATO Battlegroup in Estonia

Multinational integration exercise Bold Dragon saw 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (1RWELSH) Battlegroup get to grips with the harsh environment of the Tapa Central Training Area in Estonia to establish their role as lead...