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Largest NATO military maneuvers begin in Nordics, Baltic Sea

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NATO defensive drill, described as its largest military maneuvers since 1980s were launched on Thursday in Norway. The 29-member alliance reasoned that the goal of the drill was to improve military readiness to respond to any threat from any direction, but Russia described the training itself as a threat. According to NATO, the exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, simulates the defence of…

Russia to hold biggest war games in nearly four decades

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Russia will next month hold its biggest war games in nearly four decades, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday, a massive military exercise that will also involve the Chinese and Mongolian armies. The exercise, called Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will take place in central and eastern Russian military districts and involve almost 300,000 troops, over 1,000 military aircraft, two of Russia’s naval fleets, and all its airborne units, Shoigu said in…

Over 100 Lithuanian troops off to US for exercise

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

More than 100 soldiers from the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Battalion have left for the United States to participate in an exercise, the military said on Monday. An infantry company with assigned units — a total of 125 soldiers — have departed for the US, Sergeant Irmantas Kovalenko, a public relations specialist with the battalion, told BNS. The Lithuanian soldiers will join allied troops for the exercise at the National…

Only in Russia: New armored vehicle airdropped WITH crew during ‘historic’ drills

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Russian military has successfully tested a new airmobile armored personnel carrier during large-scale drills in central Russia. The APC was parachuted with a crew onboard – a daring technique used only by Russian troops. Over 200 armored vehicles and some 2,500 servicemen took part in the joint drills of Transport Aviation and Airborne Troops, which concluded on Friday. One highlight of the exercise was the airdrop of a new…

Israel takes part in NATO’s Saber Strike drill for first time

Monday, June 4, 2018

Several dozen soldiers from IDF’s Paratroopers Brigade said participating in major combat exercise near EU’s border with Russia. A major US-led military exercise with 18,000 soldiers from 19 primarily NATO countries has kicked off in the alliance’s eastern flank involving Poland and the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Non-NATO member Israel will be taking part in Saber Strike for the first time. Several dozen combat soldiers from the…

Military exercise planned for may

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Upcoming military exercises are expected to result in an increased Canadian Armed Forces presence in the area. National Defence issued announcements on Friday, advising that there could be more of a military presence on area roadways, as well as the sounds of small arms fire and an explosion from the Canadian Forces Base Meaford in the coming days. Approximately 200 soldiers will be conducting a military road move between London…