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Special Operations Forces from North Macedonia and Romania participate in US-led Exercise Combined Resolve XV

02 Mar 2021 17:05

Synopsis

Special Operations Forces from NATO Allies North Macedonia and Romania practised integrating with conventional forces during US-led Exercise Combined Resolve XV, held in Germany between 1 February and 5 March 2021. SOF operators from the North Macedonia Special Operations Battalion, nicknamed the “Wolves”, worked with their Allied counterparts from the Romanian Army’s 51st Special Operations Battalion and US Army Special Forces to support conventional units from different Allied and partner nations. To safeguard against COVID-19 infection, all participating nations tested their soldiers prior to and after deploying, and quarantined prior to the start of the exercise. Social distancing is practised wherever training conditions allow. Footage includes shots of SOF operators training on air assault procedures, Romanian troops conducting a helicopter infiltration, missions in the field and interviews with a US Army Special Forces officer and an officer from North Macedonia.

Teaser

Special Operations Forces from North Macedonia and Romania practised integrating with conventional forces during US-led Exercise Combined Resolve XV, held in Germany.

Transcript

1. (00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – US ARMY UH-60 BLACKHAWK HELICOPTERS LANDING IN SNOWY FIELD 2. (00:17) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORTH MACEDONIA SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATORS WALKING THROUGH SNOW 3. (00:41) WIDE SHOT – ROMANIAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES OPERATORS WALKING IN COLUMN 4. (00:45) MEDIUM SHOT – BACKPACK OF ROMANIAN OPERATOR SHOWING FLAG AND UNIT PATCH 5. (00:48) VARIOUS SHOTS – US ARMY CREW CHIEFS BRIEFING OPERATORS ON HOW TO BOARD AND DISEMBARK A BLACKHAWK 6. (01:06) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATORS BOARDING A UH-60 BLACKHAWK 7. (01:11) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORTH MACEDONIA OPERATORS BOARDING A UH-60 BLACKHAWK 8. (01:37) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN OPERATORS BOARDING AND DISEMBARKING A BLACKHAWK WHILE THE ROTORS ARE SPINNING 9. (02:05) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORTH MACEDONIA OPERATORS BOARDING AND DISEMBARKING A BLACKHAWK WHILE THE ROTORS ARE SPINNING 10. (02:42) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATORS ARRIVING AT LANDING ZONE IN HUMVEES 11. (02:48) WIDE SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATORS LOADING WEAPONS NEAR LANDING ZONE 12. (02:52) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATORS PUTTING ON AND ADJUSTING RUCKSACKS 13. (02:59) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATORS WALKING TO US ARMY BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS 14. (03:03) CLOSE-UP – US ARMY BLACKHAWK PILOT SEEN THROUGH HELICOPTER WINDSHIELD 15. (03:05) WIDE SHOT – US ARMY APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS LIFTING OFF FROM LANDING ZONE WITH ROMANIAN OPERATORS IN FOREGROUND 16. (03:15) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATOR BOARDING BLACKHAWK 17. (03:19) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN OPERATOR INSIDE BLACKHAWK 18. (03:29) VARIOUS SHOTS – BLACKHAWKS STARTING UP AND FLYING TO LANDING ZONE 19. (03:45) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN TROOPS DISEMBARKING BLACKHAWK 20. (04:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN TROOPS PATROLLING THROUGH WOODS 21. (04:24) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN TROOPS APPROACHING VILLAGE AT DUSK 22. (04:37) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN TROOPS ENTERING SAFEHOUSE 23. (04:45) WIDE SHOT – US ARMY JOINT TERMINAL ATTACK CONTROLLER (JTAC) INSIDE NORTH MACEDONIA SAFE HOUSE 24. (04:49) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORTH MACEDONIA TROOPS PREPARING FOR RECONNAISSANCE MISSION 25. (05:10) WIDE SHOT – NORTH MACEDONIA HUMVEES LEAVING SAFE HOUSE 26. (05:16) WIDE SHOT – NORTH MACEDONIA HUMVEE CONVOY MOVING DOWN DIRT ROAD 27. (05:21) MEDIUM SHOT – NORTH MACEDONIA OPERATOR PULLING SECURITY 28. (05:26) WIDE SHOT – NORTH MACEDONIA JTAC SETTING UP RADIO WITH US ARMY JTAC IN FOREGROUND 29. (05:30) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORTH MACEDONIA JTAC SETTING UP RADIO 30. (05:44) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN RECONNAISSANCE TEAM RETURNING FROM MISSION 31. (05:59) MEDIUM SHOT – ROMANIAN SOF OPERATORS PLANNING MISSION 32. (06:03) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN SOF OPERATORS PREPARING FOR MISSION AND DEPARTING SAFE HOUSE 33. (06:33) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN SOF OPERATORS CARRY OUT DIRECT ACTION RAID IN DARKNESS 34. (06:59) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROMANIAN SOF OPERATORS SEARCH SAFE HOUSE FOR INTELLIGENCE 35. (07:22) SOUNDBITE (English) – OFFICER (Name and rank withheld for operational security purposes), US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES “So the benefit of training with and integrating special operations forces from multinational countries into exercises like this is because it brings together a scenario where we can practise a collective defence. In the event that we have to band different Allied nations together, it’s not the first time that we’re running through all the systems and processes that we’re going to have to figure out to conduct operations in a multinational environment.” 36. (05:10) SOUNDBITE (English) – OFFICER (Name and rank withheld for operational security purposes), US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES “It’s a tremendous opportunity for us to not only tie in multinationals with the US partners, but also to tie multinationals in with adjacent and partnering countries, and see how they solve problems and work together.” 37. (08:03) SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) – OFFICER (Name and rank withheld for operational security purposes), SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, NORTH MACEDONIA “We are members of Special Forces Battalion, we came from North Macedonia and we are here several times, several rotations on this exercise Combined Resolve.” 38. (08:17) SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) – OFFICER (Name and rank withheld for operational security purposes), SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, NORTH MACEDONIA “On this exercise, our value is to integrate interoperability with the other NATO members. We are proud to be a NATO member.”

Media tags

Reference
NATO831621
Date filming
11 Feb 2021 12:00
End date filming
16 Feb 2021 12:00
Location
Hohenfels, Germany
Country
Germany
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Type
B-roll