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    Over 100 Lithuanian reserve troops starting drills in Alytus

    VILNIUS, Oct 11, BNS – More than 100 reserve troops will Wednesday start a repeated training in the Lithuanian army's Grand Duchess Birute Uhlan Battalion.

    This is the unit's third cycle of training of reserve troops over the past few years, the Defense Ministry said.

    According to the press release, the three-week refresher cour se will be intensive, featuring a number of tactical drills.

    The reserve troops will use M113 armored vehicles, starting the combat training process with exercises of camouflage, battlefield movement, medicine, communication and combat firing from individual weapons.

    This year, Lithuania's Armed Forces intend to invite about 500 reserve troops to such drills. Around 400 former conscripts have already refreshed their knowledge.

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    • Published: 11.10.2017 08:55
    • LETA, BNS
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