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US Cavalry and Lithuanian Dragoons Joint Training

A Bradley Fighting Vehicle belonging to 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment is hit by a mock improvised explosive device at the Kairai Training Area, Lithuania, Feb 2021 [US Army: Sgt Alexandra Shea]

Earlier this year in the forests of western Lithuania US Cavalry units trained side by side with NATO Allies from the Lithuanian Dragoons.

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As part of Operation ATLANTIC RESOLVE, US Army infantry and armour from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment trained alongside NATO Ally Lithuania’s Mechanised Infantry from the Grand Duke Butigeidis Dragoon Battalion on a training ground near the Lithuanian city of Klaipėda. The Cavalry soldiers arrived in Lithuania in mid-December 2020 and will remain until mid-July 2021.

This NATO Multimedia footage, released yesterday, includes shots of units performing joint tactical manoeuvres with both infantry and armour in dense woodland, and an interview with Captain Evan Ringel, Commander, Bravo Company, 2-8 CAV, US Army.

[©NATO Multimedia]

Shot list:-

  • (00:00) US Army Bradley armoured fighting vehicle moving through the forest
  • (00:09) US Army Abrams tank moving across open terrain
  • (00:17) Go Pro shots of US Army Abrams tank moving across open terrain and through the forest
  • (00:44) [drone shot, sound added] US Army Abrams tank moving across open terrain and through the forest
  • (01:13) US Army Abrams tank moving across ditch x2
  • (01:26) US and Lithuanian infantry walking together x2
  • (01:40) Lithuanian soldier fires a Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle
  • (01:46) Lithuanian soldier carrying a Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle x2
  • (01:57) Lithuanian soldier firing a .50 cal machine gun
  • (02:02) Lithuanian soldier fires a Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle
  • (02:12) Lithuanian soldier fires a Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle
  • (02:18) Lithuanian soldier with US Bradley armoured fighting vehicle driving near him
  • (02:23) US and Lithuanian infantry in the snow
  • (02:27) US and Lithuanian infantry greeting each other
  • (02:34) US and Lithuanian infantry walking together x2
  • (02:48) Soundbite: Captain Evan Ringel, Commander, Bravo Company, 2-8 CAV, US Army.

(To safeguard against COVID-19 infection, all troops operated within a self-contained bubble of personnel. All soldiers tested negative for COVID-19 prior to any interactions.)

Dismount infantrymen race out of the back of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle as they participate with Lithuanian Dragoons in a combined training exercise, Feb 2021 [US Army: Sgt Alexandra Shea]
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