President of the Republic of Lithuania and leadership of the National Defence System to visit Pabradė Training Area
Wednesday, November 20, 1000 hrs, President of the Republic of Lithuania HE Gitanas Nausėda, Vice Ministers of National Defence Edvinas Kerza and Eimutis Misiūnas, and Commander of the Lithuanian Land Force Brig Gen Raimundas Vaikšnoras will pay a visit to the Gen Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė to meet with military personnel serving with the Motorised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and German troops with the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group, to visit the camp of the U.S. battalion and to view military equipment.
One of the main objectives of the visit is to familiarise with the international Exercise Iron Wolf that wrapped yesterday. The exercise included nearly 1,000 military vehicle, roughly 3,000 soldiers were manoeuvring in the training area and surrounding territories at the same time, and the total number of training audience was nearly 4
The equipment used at the exercise included the PzH 2000 self-propelled field artillery howitzers recently procured from Germany. The President will visit firing positions of the General Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion to see soldiers training to provide artillery support with live ammunition.
The Head of the State will also tour the Urban Warfare facility which is made up of 26 buildings and infrastructure. The facility replicates actual conditions in an urban are, it also already has a building for close quarters training which is something the Lithuanian Land Force did not have before.