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Military engineers from NATO countries train together

18 Mar 2021 11:18

Synopsis

Combat engineers from a variety of NATO countries regularly train together to fortify defensive positions, demolish enemy fortifications or help ground troops circumvent obstacles like dense forests or rivers. Footage includes engineers from the German Army 701 Armoured Engineer Battalion, Lithuanian land forces from the Juozas Vitkus Engineer Battalion, Royal Netherlands Army 411 Engineer Company and the US 103rd Engineer Battalion.

Teaser

‘Don’t be afraid to sweat, you’re saving your brother’s life’. Military engineers from across NATO get together to test their skills.

Transcript

WHICH UNIT PROVIDES THE BACKBONE TO ANY ARMY? MEET THE ENGINEERS! SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH SFC Roel Meijer Dutch Army Engineers ‘Travelling to my work, I drive a really small car. And when I get to my job, I drive a 1500 horsepower tank. And it’s a lot more fun.’ SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH Sgt Florian German Army Engineers ‘We as the engineers, we destroy and create at the same time.' SOLDIERS WITH NATO ENHANCED FORWARD PRESENCE BATTLEGROUP LITHUANIA REGULARLY TEST THEIR ENGINEERING SKILLS SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH Sgt Nathaniel Iloanusi US Army Engineers 'You jump out of big machines, helicopters and everything like that. It’s just a great experience.' ENGINEERS BUILD BASES CONSTRUCT BRIDGES AND CLEAR MINEFIELDS SOUNDBITE IN ENGLISH & LITHUANIAN PFC Anelius Vzuotas Lithuanian Army Engineers ‘In the Lithuanian engineers we say that “Negailėk prakaito, brolių gyvybę saugai.” So in English it means, “Don’t be afraid to sweat, you’re saving your brother’s life.”'

Media tags

Reference
NATO832189
Date filming
04 Sep 2019 12:00
End date filming
13 Sep 2019 12:00
Location
Pabrade
Country
Lithuania
Usage rights
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Type
Master