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    Estonia: Final exercise led by Danish Division tests staff efficiency

    TALLINN, Feb 11, BNS - The final command post exercise Red Knight led by the Danish Division, which included over 400 staff officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark, ended last week.

    "Red Knight presented an excellent opportunity to check the quality of staff work, the ability to coordinate activities with neighboring units and representatives of the host country, as well as the capability of the staff to respond to changing circumstances. The detailed feedback received by each of the staff involved in the exercise will help us make the planning even more efficient," commander of the 1st Infantry Brigade, Col. Vahur Karus, said.

    At the closing ceremony of the exercise, the commander of the Danish Division highlighted the significant contribution of the members of the defense forces to the success of the exercise. Among others, Senior Warrant Officer Tanel Vichterpal, information manager of the 1st Infantry Brigade, was presented with a letter of thanks from the division commander as well as a commemorative coin for his dedicated work.

    The purpose of the Red Knight exercise was to practice planning and synchronizing military operations in a multinational environment to ensure their speed, efficiency and coordination.

    Red Knight is a part of the training cycle of the Multinational Division North designed to practice planning and carrying out military operations to defend the Baltic states against an attack by a fictitious country called Botnia in accordance with the scenario. The next phase of the training cycle, staff exercise Saber Knight, will take place in Lithuania in June.

    Estonian infantrymen have been participating in the staff exercises previously led by the Danish Division for several years.

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    • Published: 11.02.2019 17:41
    • LETA, BNS
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