French Marines and armour are currently serving with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Estonia.
A combined arms element of roughly 300 troops, including Leclerc battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles have been part of the British-led Battlegroup since May. On 10 September 2019, they trained alongside British tanks in Ādaži, Latvia as part of Exercise Furious Hawk.
Footage includes shots of French Marines practising mechanised infantry manoeuvres; Leclerc tanks during live-fire drills, and Marine snipers practising marksmanship.
Interviews with French Captain Valentin and French Lieutenant Marc (surnames withheld for operational security, per French Armed Forces policy).