Allied and partner armoured units gathered in Germany for Combined Resolve, a US-led exercise.
Allied and partner armoured units gathered in Germany end September for Combined Resolve, a US-led exercise in which the 2nd Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) tested its readiness against an opposing force. Nearly 3,500 troops spread out across the Joint Multinational Readiness Centre in Hohenfels to train. The 2nd ABCT deployed to Europe earlier this year for Exercise Defender-Europe 20, and remained there after the drills were adapted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participating nations included NATO member nations France, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, the United States, and NATO partner nation Ukraine. Soldiers were tested for COVID-19 prior to the beginning of the exercise to limit the potential spread of the virus.
Footage includes shots of Italian, Slovenian, Ukrainian and US armour units manoeuvring in the field, and an interview with a Slovenian armour officer.
(00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – US ARMY AH-64 APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTER LANDING IN A DOWNPOUR
(00:19) MEDIUM SHOT – US ARMY BRADLEY INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE (IFV) PASSING
(00:32) WIDE SHOT – SLOVENIAN M-84 MAIN BATTLE TANK DESCENDING HILL AND PASSING
(01:04) WIDE SHOT – ITALIAN ORSO EQUIPPED WITH MINESWEEPER PASSING
(01:11) VARIOUS SHOTS – US ARMY SOLDIERS REACTING TO SIMULATED GAS ATTACK
(01:24) VARIOUS SHOTS – US ARMY M1 ABRAMS MAIN BATTLE TANK MOVING OUT
(02:09) VARIOUS SHOTS – DISMOUNTED US ARMY INFANTRY CHARGING INTO WOODS
(02:37) VARIOUS SHOTS – US ARMY SOLDIER PREPARING TO FIRE SIMULATED ANTI-TANK MISSILE
(02:46) SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) – 1st LIEUTENANT MIRAN KUNSTELIJ, TANK PLATOON COMMANDER, SLOVENIAN ARMY
“Well, we have four tanks here, M84s, and we play OPFOR (Opposing Force) in this exercise, Combined Resolve XIV. We bring our own tactics, like that the BLUEFOR (Blue Forces), our opponents, can try us out. And we can try them out. So you bring your own tactics, your own gear, you try it in the field, you try it in the real environment, and actually that is our contribution to the exercise.”
(03:24) SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) – 1st LIEUTENANT MIRAN KUNSTELIJ, TANK PLATOON COMMANDER, SLOVENIAN ARMY
“We are a small country, Slovenia. We have not so open military space like here, and this is very good for us, that we can train.”
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