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Ministry of Defence / Key events / News / More than 3 500 troops to take part in the multinational military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017”
More than 3 500 troops to take part in the multinational military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017”

On October 16-29, the multinational military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017” will be conducted at the Ādaži Training Area and in Ape, Gulbene and Alūksne regions. More than 3 500 soldiers from Albania, the U.S., Estonia, Italy, Canada, Latvia, the UK, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Germany will participate in the exercise.

 

Around 200 Latvian National Guard and 30 reserve soldiers taking part in the exercise will enhance and refresh their knowledge and military skills.

 

On October 18-23, the military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017” will be conducted outside Ādaži Training Area, in Ape, Gulbene and Alūksne regions. During these exercises battalion-size units will perform different tasks involving armed vehicles in selected training areas approved by the private owners.

 

The aim of the exercise is to boost the interoperability of National Armed Forces and the Allied troops. Another goal of it is to conduct integrated joint planning, defence operation and combat support element training.

 

The multinational military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017” will coincide with National Armed Forces “Mobilisation Exercise 2017”, training of reserve soldiers and the exercise cycle “Mazais Namejs 2017”.

 

Exercise ”Silver Arrow 2017” will be organised and led by Latvian Land Forces Mechanized Infantry brigade.

 

The military exercise “Silver Arrow 2017” began as series of national military exercise. However, in 2014 numerous Allied and partner countries decided to join the exercise and it became multinational.

 
Public announcement

 

Military vehicles of National Armed Forces and Allied forces, including armoured vehicles, will be actively moving to/from Ādaži and Alūksne from October 18- 23.

 

Military convoys will be escorted by Military Police or Movement Coordination Centre. National Armed Forces reminds all drivers: according to road rules it is strictly forbidden to obstruct the approaching military convoy or try to, for example, overtake it.

 

National Armed Forces would like to encourage inhabitants living in and around training areas to be supportive of the exercise and treat temporary noise, flying of military aircraft and possible minor road congestions resulting from active movement of military vehicles by road with patience.

 

National Armed Forces would like to underline that military aircraft flying above Latvia must comply with applicable altitude and speed requirements. And, although such flying craft may create temporary noise, it is harmless to human health and property.

 

All updates regarding the exercise will be posted on National Armed Force Twitter account @Latvijas_armija.

 

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