The Czech Armed Forces servicemembers home-based in Strakonice have served 4 months as a part of the NATO enhanced Ahead Presence Battle Group Lithuania by now. Since this has been the traditionally first operational deployment for the twenty fifth Air Defence Missile Regiment, they’ve gained useful classes due to serving within the Baltics. The important thing takeaway for them is from working along with the land forces of different NATO nations. The first mission for the Czech Armed Forces’ deployment is to offer ground-based air protection protection to the land Battle Group, which they’ve already honed in a number of widespread workouts. A very powerful was to train Iron Wolf that licensed the multinational activity pressure, together with the Czech service personnel, for combat-ready standing.

“Throughout our coaching exercise in Lithuania, we’re training cooperation with land forces, which we don’t train that a lot intensively again dwelling within the Czech Republic. We’re concerned in the entire strategy of preparation and operation conduct, spanning from planning by to the very mission efficiency, which is to offer Floor Based mostly Air Defence to the entire Battle Group. I’ve a novel alternative to acquire in-depth familiarity with the ways of land forces, each within the open discipline and in protection of city areas,“ fireplace battery commander Captain T. R. defined the best advantage of the mission for the service members.


The mission of the twenty fifth ADM Regt is to offer Floor Based mostly Air Defence to the NATO enhanced Ahead Presence Battle Group Lithuania. (Photograph by Czech Armed Forces Activity Power NATO eFP BG Lithuania)

The Czech Activity Power is centered round a firing battery geared up with RBS-70 air protection missile techniques, and command and management techniques. Working within the order of battle of floor forces and defending them in opposition to aerial threats, that’s the place troopers serving within the battery achieve useful expertise. The battery commander additionally acknowledged the worth of desktop coaching actions organized for the commanding officers to develop the data they want for the profitable accomplishment of their mission. The deployment of the Czech GBAD unit in Lithuania additionally advantages their worldwide companions.

NATO nations deployed right here should not have that a lot operational expertise with forces geared up with a really short-range air protection missile system. Sharing of expertise isn’t restricted to discipline coaching solely. An necessary linchpin can be sport, because it presents alternatives for service members from numerous NATO nations to get to know one another higher and check their expertise and skills in numerous contests, such because the Greatest Infantry Squad Competitors, the Murphy Problem, and Baltic Warrior. Czech service members took half in all these contests. Though they didn’t have any in depth expertise beforehand, they managed to put forward of groups who had ready themselves particularly for these competitions.

Czech Air Defence Deployed in Lithuania to Protect Tank Forces Against Aerial Threats
Moreover participating aerial targets, the service members additionally bear widespread coaching akin to firearms capturing. (Photograph by Czech Armed Forces Activity Power NATO eFP BG Lithuania)