Over 6,000 troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in an exercise in the Balkan region and Central Europe.
Over 6,000 troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in an exercise in the Balkan region and Central Europe. Immediate Response 19 is co-led by the Croatian Armed Forces, Slovenian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Europe. It’s designed to build multinational, regional and joint readiness, while improving interoperability between the land forces. The exercise runs from 10 May to 7 June 2019 at various locations throughout Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia. The nations taking part include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Shots include soldiers patrolling in the forest and conducting an assault with armored personnel carriers, plus soundbites from Croatian Captain Vlato Klaric, Mechanized Guard Brigade.
(00:00) WIDE SHOT – SOLDIER FROM NORTH MACEDONIA PATROLLING IN GHILLIE SUIT
(00:03) WIDE SHOT – CROATIAN SOLDIER CROUCHING DOWN BEHIND A TREE
(00:07) WIDE SHOT – CROATIAN SOLDIERS LOOKING AROUND IN WOODLAND
(00:10) WIDE SHOT – SOLDIERS FROM CROATIA AND NORTH MACEDONIA IN WOODLAND
(00:13) WIDE SHOT – LITHUANIAN SOLDIER PATROLLING IN GHILLIE SUIT
(00:19) WIDE SHOT – CROATIAN SOLDIER MOVES OUT
(00:25) WIDE SHOT – SOLDIERS FROM CROATIA AND NORTH MACEDONIA PATROLLING
(00:33) MEDIUM SHOT – CROATIAN SOLDIER CROUCHED DOWN GUARDING PATROL
(00:36) CLOSE UP – SHOWS FACE OF CROATIAN SOLDIER
(00:40) VARIOUS SHOTS – SOLDIER FROM NORTH MACEDONIA IN GHILLIE SUIT
(00:49) VARIOUS SHOTS – CROATIAN PATRIA ARMORED MODULAR VEHICLES ON THE MOVE
(01:07) VARIOUS SHOTS – CROATIAN SOLDIERS INSIDE VEHICLE
(01:13) VARIOUS SHOTS – RAMP OPENS, CROATIAN SOLDIERS CHARGE OUT
(01:18) VARIOUS SHOTS – CROATIAN SOLDIERS FIRING RIFLES DURING SIMULATED ATTACK
(01:37) MEDIUM SHOT – SLOVENIAN SOLDIERS IN FORMATION
(01:38) MEDIUM SHOT – CROATIAN K9 HANDLER AND DOG
(01:42) MEDIUM SHOT – LITHUANIAN SOLDIERS IN FORMATION
(01:44) DRONE SHOT – SLUNJ TRAINING GROUNDS, CROATIA
“Immediate Response is a multinational exercise involving 15 different nations. Some of them are both EU and NATO members, some of them are Partnership for Peace members, some of them are neither, but all in all, we’re all partnering nations working together towards the same goal.”
“It is very important because we exchange experience. Our TTPs [Tactics, Techniques and Procedures], our procedures, we help our partnering nations in joining NATO, showing them how NATO training works, and also we improve our cooperation between NATO members.”
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