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NATO holds Spring Storm exercise in Estonia

11th May 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


NATO on 8 May concluded its latest Spring Storm exercise, which saw live-fire training take place at a firing range with co-operation between infantry and battle support units.

In the previous phase of Spring Storm, units of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) and a NATO battlegroup (led by Denmark and the UK) held field exercises that finished on 30 April.

As a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there were only 3,200 participants compared to 9,000 in 2019.

NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu said: ‘Spring Storm shows how NATO forces can continue to test their readiness, while taking necessary measures to protect their health and those of others. Our forces remain ready, vigilant and prepared to respond to any threat.’

Two USAF B-1 bombers also participated in training operations on 5 May as part of a 24h non-stop mission to demonstrate its capabilities to protect Europe during a crisis. 

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