Defence & Security News - Slovenia
|Monday, August 18, 2014 10:54 AM|
|Slovenia launched international military exercises codenamed "Immediate Response 2014"|
Slovenian army launched on Sunday an international military exercises codenamed "Immediate Response 2014" near Pocek, about 60 km south of Ljubljana. The exercise will take place until 30 August in the territories of the Republic of Slovenia, Croatia and Germany.
Slovenian Armed Forces during a "Search & Rescue" exercise in 2011
While for the past three years, the exercise has been hosted by the Republic of Croatia, this year, the Republic of Slovenia assumed the responsibility for its organisation and the computer-assisted exercise led by the U.S. European Command will among other things also test interoperability of forces in Search and Rescue missions. It will include some 1000 participants from eleven countries (Slovenia, Croatia and USA, as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, FYROM, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, and the United Kingdom).
Prior to the latest war games, Slovenia hosted in June two multi-country military drills, which were organized to test international command under the auspices of the Multinational Land Force (MLF), and to train joint terminal attack controllers (JTAC).