Czechs participate in the international ELITE 2006 exercise in Germany

Autor: Oldřich Holeček

Soldiers of the 25th Air Defence Missile Brigade at Strakonice, Czech Republic, were invited by the Bundeswehr again this year to take part in the international Electronic Warfare Live Training Exercise ELITE 2006.

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The live exercise is being conducted from 3 – 18 May 2006 at the Heuberg Military Training Area in Baden-Würtemberg Land, Germany, to improve the skills of pilots and operators of ground air defence units in mutual search and engagement operations. Live tactical flights are being flown from six German air bases and one Swiss base.

“The German hosts are very interested in the participation of two units of 2K12 M2 KUB Russian-made air defence systems of the Czech air defence system,” says Lieutenant Colonel Ladislav Stolárik from the Headquarters of the ACR Joint Forces at Olomouc, who serves on the Directing Staff of the exercise.

“I believe, that the Czech contingent, commanded by Captain Luděk Teger, will meet the goals of the exercise,” added Colonel Stolárik.

The exercise is being attended by NATO-member military contingents from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Countries participating in the Partnership for Peace Programme are represented by military units from Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Updated: May 9, 2006