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Exercises 2016


SLOVAK SHIELD 2016   -    25th September - 16th October 2016

This was an annual military training exercise for Visegrad Four countries organised pursuant to the Joint V4 training strategy. U.S. and German forces also joined the exercise. In the years ahead, the exercise will be hosted by V4 countries on a rotational basis.

The Czech Republic will organise the annual V4 exercise in 2019. The Czech Armed Forces contributed to this exercise by a 130-strong unit from the 7th Mechanised Brigade.

Fuel tanker

 


TOXIC LEAK I–V

An exercise series held in the Chemical, Biologic, Radiological and Nuclear Defence training and test centre in Zemianske Kostolany, Slovakia, to hone the skills of CBRN defence specialists in the presence of live chemical warfare agents.

It took seven days for five times and saw the participation of 75 Czech Armed Forces service personnel.

Chemical troops

 


TOBRUQ LEGACY 2016    -    17th September - 1st October 2016

The TOLY16 was a joint tactical exercise aimed at training of ground based air defence units from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States which was held in the Slovak Republic.

A Czech Air Force task force comprising 180 personnel represented the Czech Republic. The service personnel of the 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment formed the core of the task force. The exercise objective was to increase interoperability of NATO GBAD forces.

RBS-70

 


CLEAN CARE 2016   -    16th – 23rd September 2016

Held on September 16-23, 2016, the exercise objective was to perform joint training for CBRN defence forces and medical units' action in the aftermath of use of mass destruction weapons.

The exercise trained 77 Czech Armed Forces servicemembers and 53 foreign trainees.

Mobile medical care

 


AMPLE STRIKE 2016   -    30th August - 20 September 2016

International exercise of air forces, forward air controllers, and commanders of ground units in training of close air support - AMPLE STRIKE 2016.

Command Post: 22nd Helicopter Base at Sedlec, Namest nad Oslavou.

Aim: Coordination training of forward air controllers with aircraft crews and commanders of ground units. Air defence.

Places: Czech Republic: Military Training Areas in Boletice and Libava, 22nd HB Sedlec (Namest), 21st Tactical Air Force Base in Caslav, Pardubice Airport Authority, 15th Engineer Regiment in Bechyne.

Time: 30 August - 20 September 2016.

Personnel: Up to 1,500 soldiers including 360 Czech reservists from eight Regional Military Commands. About 300 foreign soldiers will participate.

Participation: 17 countries (Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finalnd, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the United States of America).

Equipment: Czech aircraft: L-159 ALCA, L-39 Albatros and SAAB-39 Gripen, Mil Mi-24/35 a Mi-171, Lithuanian L-39, German PC-9, LearJet and Tornado, Polish Su-22, Hungarian SAAB-39 Gripen, Slovenian PC-9, American helicopters AH-64 and KC-135R tanker, B-1B and B-52 strategic bombers.

Director of the exercise: Colonel Zdenek Bauer, Czech Air Force.

Contacts:: Captain Tomas Maruscak, spokesperson for AMPLE STRIKE 2016 exercise, phones: +420 973 375 012, +420 602 440 465, fax: +420 973 375 090, e-mail: maruscaktomas@gmail.com.

AMPLE STRIKE 2016

 


NATO SABER STRIKE 2016   -    27th – 30th May 2016

The exercise was designed to increase the capability of individual Czech Armed Forces and Military Police components in planning and supporting the transiting convoys of Allied forces (US ARMY 2nd Cavalry Regiment) through the territory of the Czech Republic, practice logistic support capabilities to Allied forces and perform a joint training and experience sharing between U.S. Army and the Czech Land Forces.

The U.S. forces transited the Czech territory to take part in NATO SABER STRIKE 2016 exercise in the Baltics. The convoy, devided into several sections and traffic directions, included more than 800 U.S. military personnel.

Head of the US convoy

 


MOUNTAIN FLIGHT 2016   -    25th May - 10th June 2016

Held in France, the exercise was designed to train helicrews in flying over mountaineous terrain including formation of flights and practising operation and tactical procedures for foreign deployments.

The missions were flown by three Mi-171Sh, an Mi-17 helicopter and two Mi-24/35 rotary wing aircraft of the 22nd Helicopter Air Force Base and 24th Transport Air Force Base with a total of 61 aircrews and personnel.

Mil Mi-171S helicopters

 


KHAAN QUEST 2016   -    15th May - 6th June 2016

The exercise held on the territory of Mongolia focused on training of commanding officers and specialists of reconnaissance units in particular for operational deployments in difficult climatic conditions. For Czech soldiers it was a predeployment training prior their service in EUTM Mali.

Fifty service personnel of the 53rd Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Battalion and the 7th Mechanised Brigade were assigned to that training event.

Training in Mongolia

 


BALTIC EYE 2016   -    9th May - 16th June and 11th - 18th July 2016

This exercise trained pilots for NATO Air Policing and harmonised the Czech Air Force and Lithuanian Air Force operations on the provision of defence to an airbase and assigned airspace against the opponent’s air assault.

Organised in Lithuanian airspace, the exercise saw the participation of 60 service personnel of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base with four L-159 ALCA aircraft.

 

BALTIC EYE 2016

 


CJ CBRN Defence TF Exercise    -    23rd May - 9th June 2016

A certification exercise of Headquarters of the CBRN Multinational Battalion with the Czech Republic as the lead nation. The battalion was assigned to the NATO Response Force in 2017.

The exercise also trained 40 foreign members of the battalion.

Chemical troops

 


EUROPEAN SPIRIT 2016    -    18th - 29th April 2016

This was a certification exercise of a European Union Battle Group having a standby position in the second half of 2016. It was held on the territory of Germany which was the lead nation for the EUBG at the same time.

Components of the Czech Land Forces, Military Medical Agency and the Military Police comprising 154 personnel took part in the exercise.

Cayman-Landrover

 


HRADBA 2016    -    3rd March - 22nd April 2016

Field exercise of Active Reserve forces HRADBA 2016.

Command Post: Camp Smilov, Military Training Area in Libava.

Goal: Verify the readiness of Active Reserve soldiers for operational deployment and their support for the Police of the Czech Republic.

Area: Military Training Area in Libava.

Time: 3rd March - 22nd April 2016

Participants: more than 1,100 personnel of the Active Reserve.

Units: 14 rifle companies of Regional Military Headquarters.

Equipment: up to 50 pieces of ground equipment.

Director: Colonel Jaroslav Hrabec, Director of the Regional Military Headquarters in Ostrava.

Contacts: Warrant Officer Martin Ogoralek, spokesman for HRADBA 2016 exercise and press and information officer of the Regional Military Headquarters in Ostrava, phone: +420 973 487 713, +420 602 560 281, e-mail: ogoralekm@army.cz .

HRADBA 2016

 


HRADBA 2016    -    3rd March - 22nd April 2016

Field exercise of Active Reserve forces HRADBA 2016.

Command Post: Camp Smilov, Military Training Area in Libava.

Goal: Verify the readiness of Active Reserve soldiers for operational deployment and their support for the Police of the Czech Republic.

Area: Military Training Area in Libava.

Time: 3rd March - 22nd April 2016

Participants: more than 1,100 personnel of the Active Reserve.

Units: 14 rifle companies of Regional Military Headquarters.

Equipment: up to 50 pieces of ground equipment.

Director: Colonel Jaroslav Hrabec, Director of the Regional Military Headquarters in Ostrava.

Contacts: Warrant Officer Martin Ogoralek, spokesman for HRADBA 2016 exercise and press and information officer of the Regional Military Headquarters in Ostrava, phone: +420 973 487 713, +420 602 560 281, e-mail: ogoralekm@army.cz .

HRADBA 2016

 


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