Soldiers of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia will participate in military exercise in Estonia
Soldiers of NATO´s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia will take part in the international military exercise "Bold Fusilier" in Estonia, which will take place at the training ground of Tapa military base of the Estonian Defense Forces from October 4th to 20th, 2023.
Allied soldiers from Canada, Spain and Poland will join the exercise with military vehicles such as PT-1 tanks and WZT-3M armored personnel carriers which will be transported to Estonia and back to Latvia with heavy equipment transportation systems.
Mutual cooperation and international military exercises between the NATO enhanced Foward Presence Battle Groups stationed in the Baltic States and Poland take place on a regular basis, thus strengthening the security situation in the Baltic region and the interoperability of the allies.
Due to changes in the international security environment in recent years, the NATO summit in Warsaw in July 2016 confirmed the agreement on the presence of allied forces in the Baltic States and Poland within the framework of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence, thus demonstrating the alliance's unity and commitment to protect NATO members against a possible aggressor. NATO´s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group has been present in Latvia since it was established formally with a welcoming ceremony at military base “Ādaži” June 19th 2017.
From 5th to 20th of October, movement of allied military equipment and heavy equipment transportation systems will take place periodically on the road from Ādaži through Saulkrasti and Ainaži onwards to Tapa in Estonia. The transportation will be escorted by the military police with sirens on and red and blue alarm lights during the transportation. Drivers are kindly asked to give way to the military police car and the transportation of vehicles and heavy equipment transportation system on the roads during these dates.
The goal of the exercise it to improve defense capabilities and strengthen security in the Baltic region. The Latvian Armed Forces would like to thank the citizens of Latvia beforehand, for the understanding and cooperation during the exercise.
Updates and further information about the exercise and the transportation, will be available the Mechanized Infantry Brigade's Twitter profile @MehanizetaBde, Facebook page @MehanizetaBrigade, Instagram profile @mehanizeta_brigade, TIK TOK profile @mehanizeta_brigade and Youtube profile @MehanizetaBrigade.
Information prepared by:
Ground Forces Mechanized Infantry Brigade