Over 1,500 British troops will take part in a large-scale NATO exercise in Estonia later this month, the British media reported on Sunday, citing the war Secretary Ben Wallace, as quoted by the Sky News broadcaster.
Hundreds of British troops from across our Armed Forces will again train with personnel from 11 NATO nations, demonstrating the strength of our interoperability with partner nations and our combined commitment to the NATO Alliance.
The Spring Storm annual exercise will involve around 14,000 military and become the largest NATO drills this year, the news outlet reported.
This year, the British Kingdom sent more troops following its decision to increase the number of its forces under the Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) program. Additionally, French troops, which are also part of the eFP, will participate in the drills.
The NATO unit will train various combat tactics, including trench storms, light infantry combat, coordination with armored vehicles and reconnaissance operations, according to the report.
The British Battle-group is fully integrated with 1st Estonian Brigade and brings a highly trained and capable British and French troops to the field.
They will be bringing a wide range of hard-hitting capabilities from Main Battle Tanks (MBT), anti-tank, and artillery to snipers, mortars, engineers and tactical air controllers.
The NATO units will train various combat tactics, including trench storms, light infantry combat, coordination with armored vehicles and reconnaissance operations, according to the statement.
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