On the night of the fifth October 2022, troopers from the German 413 Gentle Infantry Battalion disembarked within the port of Klaipeda for Train Quick Griffin. The train is the primary coaching deployment of parts of the long run German enhanced Vigilance Exercise Brigade (DEU eVA Bde LTU), which is able to finally see round 5,000 German troops dedicated to the defence of Lithuania. Over 200 troops and 50 automobiles, together with the Boxer Armoured Private Provider, will train along with Lithuanian items for the following two weeks on a coaching space within the neighborhood of town of Rukla, the place NATO’s enhanced Ahead Presence (eFP) Battlegroup Lithuania can also be stationed.

Although the German Military (Heer) forty first Mechanised Infantry (Panzergrenadier) Brigade will proceed to be based mostly at its residence in Neubrandenburg in north-eastern Germany, will probably be positioned at a excessive state of readiness to deploy rapidly to Lithuania when wanted. A Ahead Command Component (FCE) has been deployed and might be stationed in Lithuania completely. This headquarters is in fixed, shut communication with Lithuanian forces and NATO Allies to facilitate the graceful and fast deployment and integration of the forty first Brigade into the defence of Lithuania.


Extra German Brigade parts have arrived in Lithuania following NATO’s choice to extend presence on the Alliance’s jap flank.

These coaching actions are a part of Germany’s response to the NATO Summit in Madrid in June 2022, the place Allies agreed to work in direction of a New Drive Mannequin. In help of this objective, Germany has determined to dedicate a complete fight brigade to the defence of Lithuania, in addition to its present function because the framework nation and main drive contributor to eFP Battlegroup Lithuania. Underneath the motto ‘Deploy to Deter – Put together to Defend’, this fight brigade for Lithuania considerably will increase NATO’s capabilities to Deter and Defend in opposition to potential aggression on NATO’s Jap flank.

NATO’s New Drive Mannequin will ship an Allied response at a lot larger scale and at greater readiness than the present NATO Response Drive (NRF), which it’s going to exchange. It’ll enhance NATO’s capability to reply at very brief discover for any contingency and allow Allies to make extra forces obtainable to NATO on an assured foundation. Underneath the present NRF, Allies could make roughly 40,000 troops obtainable at lower than 15 days readiness. When absolutely applied, the NATO Drive Mannequin will present properly over 300,000 troops at excessive readiness. Transition to the mannequin is deliberate to be accomplished in 2023.