NATO forces conducted a major joint training exercise last week, with thousands of troops running actions across Latvia and Poland. Its name? Exercise Steadfast Jazz.
The exercise featured “over 1,000 mechanized infantry from various nations, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion, an Airborne Anti-tank company, an Amphibious company, an Electronic Warfare company, two Military Police platoons, a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon, two Submarines, around 40 aircraft in the skies (F-16, MIG-29, SU-22, Mi-8, C-295M, C-160, JAS-39, L-159) and around 15 vessels in the water (mine counter-measures vessels (MCMV), frigates),” according to a press release.
That’s some serious mobilization, and as with other joint exercises this year, Steadfast Jazz has a website and photostream associated with the exercise. We’ve picked out a couple of our favorites for you to check out.
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