Anakonda Exercise Director, Polish Army Lieutenant General Marek Tomaszycki said,"Poland has excellent training areas and Anakonda allows us to fully test the readiness of our Polish Armed Forces. We have been planning this joint defensive exercise for some time."
"Regional stability is vital and this multinational collaboration reinforces our intent to defend ourselves and todays Distinguished Visitors Day fully demonstrates force effect with a Combined Live Fire exercise and display stands," he added.
The Distinguished Visitors Day consisted of two dynamic displays with a multinational armoured battle group conducting live fire with both artillery and air support, and a special operations air assault exercise that demonstrated forced entry.
"The importance of this national exercise and NATO involvement should not be lost on our road to the Warsaw Summit," stated General Tomaszycki. Adding, "We continue to be transparent and have had in accordance with Vienna protocols an OSCE team observing. This defensive exercise has taken place across 7 locations in Poland and has proven to be a great success. The Alliance remains committed to maintaining its security."
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office