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Exercise ENGINEER THUNDER 2023 in Lithuania

ENGINEER THUNDER 2023 in Lithuania [© NATO Multimedia]

Lithuanian troops have been training with ten other NATO Allies on Exercise ENGINEER THUNDER 2023 at the Pabradė training grounds.

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Over 1,000 troops from 11 NATO countries took part in exercise ENGINEER THUNDER 2023 in Lithuania, which tested the capabilities of engineers in different challenging scenarios.

Organised and hosted by the Lithuanian Army’s Colonel Juozas Vitkus Engineer Battalion, the multinational engineering exercise ENGINEER THUNDER 23 featured over 1,000 troops from 11 NATO countries training together at the Pabradė training grounds in Lithuania. Combat engineers performed roadblocks, the undertaking of protection measures from the use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, the safe removal of explosive and non-explosive obstacles and other engineering support activities.

This NATO Multimedia footage, filmed on 13 September, shows mine clearing line charges being used to clear a simulated minefield and troops working together to advance across open ground. The exercise ran from 4 until 14 September 2023. Participating countries were Belgium, Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Shot list:-

  • 00:00 ~ Polish Army mine clearing line charge launch during exercise
  • 00:09 ~ Polish Army mine clearing line charge launch and detonation
  • 00:26 ~ British Army soldiers launch a mine clearing charge during exercise
  • 00:40 ~ Polish Army mine clearing line charge launch and detonation
  • 01:00 ~ British Army Titan [sic] armoured bridge layer puts a bridge over a trench
  • 01:10 ~ A Lithuanian soldier throws a smoke grenade during exercise
  • 01:16 ~ Lithuanian infantry firing blanks
  • 01:19 ~ Lithuanian soldier fires a GPMG during exercise
  • 01:23 ~ Polish infantry using minesweepers
  • 01:33 ~ Belgian infantry placing charges on a bridge during exercise
  • 01:41 ~ Lithuanian infantry observing
  • 01:45 ~ Lithuanian infantry advance behind a Polish armoured vehicle
  • 01:50 ~ Lithuanian infantry advance behind a Polish armoured vehicle
  • 01:57 ~ Latvian infantry storming a building during exercise
  • 02:11 ~ Close up on Lithuanian flag badge
  • 02:14 ~ Close up on Lithuanian soldier
  • 02:18 ~ Various shots of a British Army Terrier armoured vehicle
  • 02:30 ~ Lithuanian infantry patrolling along a dusty track

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