VILNIUS – International exercise Iron Wolf 2021 I involving the Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of Lithuanian Land Force has kicked off in Lithuania and will continue until May 31.
The aim of the annual exercise is to support the preparedness of the Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf and its battalions and to certify the ability of the brigade’s units to act together and be interoperable with the troops of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group as well as the command of the brigade, the Lithuanian Armed Forces said in a press release on Tuesday.
During the certification exercise, participants will demonstrate their preparedness to conduct military operations, share best practices in the international environment, execute logistics operations and further improve interoperability between NATO partners.
Approximately a thousand articles of military equipment, including tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, artillery systems, supply and command post vehicles, and over 3,000 military personnel from Lithuania and 8 NATO allies will take part in the exercise.
More than 12,000 soldiers have already trained together with Lithuanian troops while rotating through the German-led NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group in Lithuania since its deployment in February 2017.