Logistic troops from Belgian army arrive in Lithuania to join the new NATO forces in the country 12401171

Defence & Security News - Belgium
 
Logistic troops from Belgian army arrive in Lithuania to join the new NATO forces in the country.
From 24 to 26 january 2017, Belgian soldiers will arrive in Lithuania by ferry via Klaipeda Seaport to join the NATO forces deployed in Lithuania as part of the bloc’s ‘Enhanced Forward Presence’ in the Baltic nation. A 500-strong military contingent of NATO troops, mostly from Germany is deployed in Lithuania as part of the bloc’s ‘Enhanced Forward Presence’ in the Baltic nation.
     
From 24 to 26 january 2017, Belgian soldiers will arrive in Lithuania by ferry via Klaipeda Seaport to join the NATO forces deployed in Lithuania as part of the bloc’s ‘Enhanced Forward Presence’ in the Baltic nation. A 500-strong military contingent of NATO troops, mostly from Germany is deployed in Lithuania as part of the bloc’s ‘Enhanced Forward Presence’ in the Baltic nation. Belgian soldiers with trucks and combat vehicles at Klaipeda Seaport (Picture Lithuania MoD)
     
Over 100 Belgian troops with their weaponry and around 50 vehicles are the forward logistical group for arrival of the rest of the NATO enhanced forward presence battalion deployed in Lithuania for this year.

The Belgian force is mainly formed by soldiers serving with the 18th and 29th Logistics Battalions of the Belgian Army with medical and military police units.

During the deployment and until the end of the first rotation Belgian soldiers will serve in Rukla where joint field training exercises of different levels with German, Dutch, and Norwegian troops will run in Lithuanian Armed Forces’ military training areas.

The Belgian soldiers are bringing mainly logistical equipment to Lithuania – transportation trucks which will give mobility to the entire battalion.

The NATO forces in Lithuania will include soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway by the end of February, comprising a total deployment of some 600 troops. The battalion will stay in Lithuania until July as part of NATO’s rotational force.

The multinational battalion will be based in Rukla, assigned to the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf, Lithuanian Armed Forces, and train alongside its soldiers in its military training cycle.
 

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