Led by Estonia, exercise Spring Storm tested the integration between NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces, strengthening their ability to react in times of crisis.
NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Estonia recently participated in Exercise Spring Storm 2020, an annual drill in which Estonia tasks its conscripts with mobilising and repelling a simulated threat. The multinational Battlegroup under UK lead played the opposing force, sending its armour and troops to a training ground in central Estonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Estonia reduced the scale of this year’s exercise and limited it to the central training grounds. The only international troops participating came from the Battlegroup, further limiting the risk of spreading the virus. Footage includes Danish, Estonian and UK troops engaged in battle drills in the Estonian forest.
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ESTONIA MAY 2020
DURING EXERCISE SPRING STORM
DANISH, ESTONIAN AND UK FORCES FROM NATO’S EFP BATTLEGROUP
TEST THEIR ABILITY TO RESPOND TO ANY THREAT
MAINTAINING READINESS THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
NATO REMAINS PREPARED TO PROTECT OUR ALMOST 1 BILLION CITIZENS
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