Exercise BEOWULF concludes in Lithuania
During exercise BEOWULF, Dutch soldiers participated in live fire exercises in a new shooting house. - Photo by enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania
Lithuania- enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Lithuania wrapped up Field
Training Exercise BEOWULF in the Lithuanian training area in Pabrade on Monday,
October 15, 2018.
Exercise BEOWULF prepared soldiers for
scenarios presented during the upcoming brigade level exercise IRON WOLF that
will start in early November and includes the Lithuanian IRON WOLF Brigade. BEOWULF
included simulated combat training where the units trained both attacking and defending,
and river crossing operations using a German bridge-laying tank. Soldiers were
also trained in live fire exercises.
"The possibility of training in this
environment was extremely beneficial and we gained invaluable experience in
combat in urban areas. Both the ability to conduct live firing in a building,
and to carry out combat activities in an urban environment was very useful,"
said a Czech instructor.
"The BEOWULF exercise has been
beneficial to the entire Battlegroup and has increased our readiness for the IRON
WOLF Brigade level exercise in November," said Lieutenant Colonel René
Braun, Commander of the battlegroup.
Over 600 soldiers from Germany, the
Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic and Luxembourg took part in the exercise.
by enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania