On October 17 international exercise Iron Wolf 2022 II organized by the Lithuanian Land Force Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf began in the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area (Švenčionys region) and around. Approx. 3500 troops and 700 pieces of military equipment – tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored vehicles, artillery guns, supply and administrative role vehicles – from Lithuania and nine other NATO Allies and partners, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, UK, U.S. and Australia, will be training for two coming weeks.
The exercise will assess readiness of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanized Infantry Battalion of the Iron Wolf Brigade to plan and execute offensive, defensive and other types of operation. The NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group will carry out “force on force” training together with Algirdas Battalion alongside units and representatives from other Lithuanian Armed Forces services as well.
Exercise Iron Wolf takes place every spring and fall in order to maintain and assess combat readiness of the Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf and its subordinate battalions. The series challenges the training audience to showcase their level of readiness, facilitate experience sharing and hones interoperability between NATO Allies.
Information and Photo credits: Lithuanian Armed Forces