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BALTOPS 2019: NATO Force Lands In Lithuania

A Polish Landing Craft delivers Spanish, Romanian, and US Marines to the beach during BALTOPS 2019 [US Navy: Spec Joshua M. Tolbert]
British, Romanian, Spanish and US Marines have stormed a beach in Lithuania as part of BALTOPS 2019, a multinational amphibious exercise held in the Baltic Sea Region.

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A combined force of British, Romanian, Spanish and US Marines landed in Lithuania on Saturday 15th as part of BALTOPS 2019, a US-led exercise aimed at strengthening maritime interoperability across the Alliance.

Involving 16 Allies and 2 partner nations, this annual exercise features amphibious operations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, giving participants a chance to share tactics and practice the complicated art of deploying land forces from the sea. Shots in this NATO video include British, Romanian, Spanish and US Marines conducting a beach landing near in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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