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Lithuanian “Smart Griffin” with American accent

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smart Griffin – 2020 exercise (Sumanus Grifonas 2020), organized by the Motorised Infantry Brigade “Žemaitija”, has begun at the training ground in the Klaipeda region (Kairiai). The Ministry of Defence of Lithuania reports that it will last until October 2. Smart Griffin 2020 is the first exercise in a new military training cycle that begins this fall. Its purpose is to train the “Žemaitija” battalions in planning defensive actions in…

Woman claims she got the body of her dreams by DOUBLING the amount she eats

Friday, June 12, 2020

A PERSONAL trainer has revealed the exercise secrets she swears by for sculpting her amazing figure – including eating more. Lauren Simpson used to weigh just 50kg, surviving on 1,000 calories-a-day, and admits she took her “obsession” with fitness too far. Writing on Instagram, the Aussie 29-year-old said under-eating led to “horrible” skin, violent mood swings and brittle hair. She said: “I was that girl who was scared of carbs. I…

NATO’s “Crystal Arrow” exercise started in Latvia

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

International military exercise “crystal arrow – 2020”, which is attended by 2.5 thousand NATO troops, started on Monday in Latvia, said in a press release of the Ministry of defence of the country. “International military exercises “crystal arrow-2020″ began in Latvia. They will last until March 13. Attended by about 2.5 thousand soldiers of NATO”, – stated in the press release of the Ministry of defense. The exercises are held…

Estonia holds NATO Parliamentary Assembly cyber crisis exercise

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Estonia led a strategic cyber exercise for members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels on Wednesday, aimed at enacting a realistic cyber incident with a view to finding possible solutions. “One of the aims of Estonia’s cyber diplomacy is to increase, together with our allies and partners, the know-how on cyberspace and related threats,” said Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Estonian Ambassador at Large for Cyber Security, according to a foreign ministry…

Over a thousand Defence League and other personnel in weekend exercise in Estonia

Friday, November 29, 2019

Around a thousand volunteer Defence League (Kaitseliit) personnel are taking part in a training exercise over the weekend. Exercise Orkaan (Hurricane) is being organized by the West Estonia defense district, BNS reports, and will also bring personnel from the Kalev Infantry Battalion, Naiskodukaitse, the women’s arm of the Defence League, volunteers from the Latvian volunteer corps Zemessardze, the Police and Border Guard Board (PPA). “Protecting our family and our home…

Huge military exercise in Lithuania details revealed

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

NATO and U.S. Army Europe forces will conduct “forcible entry” combat exercises in Lithuania, Georgia and Poland to prepare rapid response attack units for the possibility of war on the European continent. The Army’s 82nd Airborne division will drop into hostile territory to lead air assaults in as many as five attack operations across three allied countries of enormous strategic significance to NATO forces. “Having our troops and allies involved…

A very different exercise from the sort of exercise took place in Estonia

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nothing like the recently concluded exercise Tractable has been organized by the British Army since the 1980s, Commander of the British Field Army Lt. Gen. Ivan Jones told ETV news broadcast Aktuaalne kaamera after inspecting the results of the exercise in Estonia. Tractable moved approximately 800 troops and 200 pieces of equipment to Estonia via sea, land and air, including via Estonia’s largest ever para drop on Friday. Jones said…

Training flight over Tallinn becomes survival exercise

Monday, November 4, 2019

An Airbus A320 airliner of the Smartlynx airline made emergency landing in Tallinn Airport last February. The medium-size jet received such damage on the impact that it was declared unfit for further service. Now, a year and a half later, the experts of the Estonian Safety Investigation Bureau have determined the cause of the accident. It turned out to have been a training flight to the manufacturer Airbus as well…

Latvian Defense Ministry and banks play out crisis scenario in an exercise

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Representatives of the Latvian financial sector today participated in the Defense Ministry’s exercise simulating a crisis scenario to test the sector’s readiness to work in the circumstances of an emergency, LETA was told at the ministry. “The financial sector’s ability to work during hybrid warfare is an essential part of the comprehensive national defense system. For that reason, we organize such exercises with banks and other leading institutions of this…

Germany’s Merkel fends off worries about her health

Friday, July 19, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fended off worries about her health on Friday, saying that she has a personal interest in staying healthy and having a life after politics. Merkel said that she understands questions about her health after three recent incidents in which her body shook as she stood at public events. But she said she’s aware of her responsibility as chancellor and “can exercise this function.” She has said…