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Norway and the United Kingdom practise close air support in Lithuania

15 May 2020 18:07

Synopsis

It’s the job of the Joint Terminal Attack Controller, or JTAC, to make sure military jets hit their target. That’s the focus of training currently underway in Lithuania, involving both Norwegian troops based with the NATO enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Lithuania and Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jets currently serving in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission based in Šiauliai Air Base. The training, which runs from 11 until 21 May 2020, is aimed at improving Close Air Support (CAS) procedures among multinational ground parties and detachments from BAP missions and the NATO Battlegroups. The training also helps cover some of the JTAC qualification requirements, as well as improving air crew skills. This footage includes shots of Norwegian troops on the ground, British Eurofighter Typhoon jets on the ground and in the air, and soundbites with Lieutenant Anders from Norway’s Telemark Battalion, NATO eFP Battlegroup Lithuania. GoPro footage from 1:06-2:39 courtesy of the UK Royal Air Force.

Teaser

In Lithuania, Norwegian ground troops are training with British Eurofighter Typhoon jets to develop the skills of the Joint Terminal Attack Controller, or JTAC.

Transcript

1. (00:00) MEDIUM SHOT – NORWEGIAN SOLDIER MARCHING THROUGH A FOREST 2. (00:05) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORWEGIAN SOLDIERS MARCHING ACROSS OPEN GROUND 3. (00:17) CLOSE SHOT – NORWEGIAN SOLDIER HOLDING WEAPON, PANS UP TO FACE 4. (00:27) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORWEGIAN SOLDIER LOOKING THROUGH LASER TARGET DESIGNATOR 5. (00:41) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORWEGIAN SOLDIER LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS 6. (00:51) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORWEGIAN SOLDIER CALLING OVER THE RADIO 7. (01:06) GO PRO SHOT INSIDE A EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS FACING PILOT 8. (01:27) GO PRO SHOT INSIDE A EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FACING FORWARD DURING TAKEOFF 9. (01:56) VARIOUS SHOTS GO PRO SHOT INSIDE A EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON FACING FORWARD FLYING THROUGH CLOUDS AND OVER FOREST 10. (02:39) SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH – LIEUTENANT ANDERS, TELEMARK BATTALION, NATO EFP BATTLEGROUP LITHUANIA. “I’m here in Lithuania, deployed to the eFP Battlegroup with the Telemark Battalion. And here my team has been working with the British Eurofighter Typhoon for the first time and it has been a very good experience and a good opportunity to have a multinational joint training.” 11. (02:58) SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH – LIEUTENANT ANDERS, TELEMARK BATTALION, EFP BATTLEGROUP LITHUANIA. “My job is to get the bomb on the target, to say it easy. And I am the link between the aircraft and the ground force commander, who is approving each strike, in order to get the right asset at the target.” 12. (03:15) SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH – LIEUTENANT ANDERS, TELEMARK BATTALION, EFP BATTLEGROUP LITHUANIA. “Yeah, I'm here with also a German JTAC JFO (Joint Fires Observer) team and we have been working closely together over the last few months and it has been a great arena for more multinational training and learning from each other's procedures and the way of doing terminal attack control.”

Media tags

Reference
NATO812320
Date filming
13 May 2020 12:00
End date filming
13 May 2020 12:00
Location
Kazlu Ruda Training Area
Country
Lithuania
Usage rights
GoPro footage from 1:06-2:39 of the RAF Eurofighter Typhoons was supplied by the UK Royal Air Force. NATO footage is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.
Type
B-roll