Lithuania’s anti-tank units kick off Hunter 2017 drills

Allies test anti-tank capabilities in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Oct 06, BNS – International firing exercise Hunter 2017 of anti-tank units is starting in Lithuania on Friday.

The exercise will involve more than 600 troops.

During the training, troops of the Lithuanian army’s Land Forces and German and Norwegian infantry of the international NATO battalion stationed in Lithuania “will conduct assault firing from anti-tank weapons, update and supplement know-how of anti-tank unit management and tactics, study the tactics of possible enemy mechanized and tank units, as well as share experiences,” the Defense Ministry said.

The Hunter exercises have been held in Lithuania annually since 2010.

Two officers from Ukraine will arrive in Lithuania to observe the training and share their experience with NATO troops.

 

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