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NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Estonia continues to exercise

24 Jun 2020 12:39

Synopsis

NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Estonia recently participated in Exercise Spring Storm 2020, an annual drill in which Estonia tasks its conscripts with mobilising and repelling a simulated threat. The multinational Battlegroup under UK lead played the opposing force, sending its armour and troops to a training ground in central Estonia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Estonia reduced the scale of this year’s exercise and limited it to the central training grounds. The only international troops participating came from the Battlegroup, further limiting the risk of spreading the virus. Footage includes Danish, Estonian and UK troops engaged in battle drills in the Estonian forest.

Teaser

Led by Estonia, exercise Spring Storm tested the integration between NATO troops and the Estonian Defence Forces, strengthening their ability to react in times of crisis.

Media tags

Reference
NATO813521
Date filming
04 May 2020 12:00
End date filming
05 May 2020 12:00
Country
Estonia
Usage rights
Footage courtesy of Estonian Defence Forces. This media asset is free for editorial broadcast, print, online and radio use. It is restricted for use for other purposes.
Type
International version