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Joint Lithuanian-Polish Exercise Brave Griffin 2024 kicked off

Joint Lithuanian-Polish Exercise Brave Griffin 2024 kicked off

Brave Griffin 2024, the joint Lithuanian-Polish international exercise has kicked off. The exercise will be conducted in Druskininkai City Municipality and Alytus, Lazdijai and Varėna regional territories. Over 1500 troops and 200 pieces of tactical equipment will be rehearsing defence scenarios under the bilateral Lithuanian-Polish Orsha Plan near the Suwalki Gap until April 26. 

The main objective of the exercise organized by the Lithuanian Great Hetman Jonas Chodkevičius Infantry Brigade Griffin is to train brigade headquarters and subordinate units in planning and execution of defensive operations in coordination with NATO Allies.  

Other participants of the exercise are the National Defence Volunteer Force, Military Police, Military Medical Service, Air Force, Air Defence, Grand Duchess Birutė Uhlan and Col Juozas Vitkus Engineer Battalionsm, as well as the U.S. Allies.  Air Support will be provided by the Allied aircraft currently deployed in the Baltic states. 

Photos: courtesy of the Polish Armed Forces. Arrival of the 15th Mechanized Brigade to Lithuania