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April 4, 2022

British troops participate in Exercise Hunter 22 in Lithuania

The troops used Jackal and Coyote vehicles, as well as NLAW and Javelin anti-tank weapons, during the training.

The British Army has announced that approximately 40 of its troops participated in Exercise Hunter 22, in Lithuania.

During the exercise, the British personnel and Lithuanian Army counterparts took part in the live fire drill that focused on honing anti-tank capabilities.

The soldiers trained with Jackal and Coyote vehicles, as well as Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAW), and Javelin anti-tank weapons.

“These two anti-tank systems have been employed by the British Army for several years and are a significant force-multiplier for lightly armoured troops,” a British Army statement said.

According to the statement, the British contingent included the Black Horse Troops from the Royal Dragoon Guards.

The Black Horse Troop represents the British contribution to the Nato enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Poland.

As part of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), the UK share a long-standing partnership with Lithuania and eight other nations.

The JEF was established in 2014 as a security coalition that will use a pool of high-readiness forces from the UK and like-minded partner nations to offer military options during crises.

As a framework nation, the UK can activate a JEF deployment unilaterally, or as part of the coalition.

The partner nations include Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

Last month, the British Army tested new equipment on the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) during a training exercise.

This includes testing of Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) devices, SPEXER 360 radars, and Saab Barracuda camouflage nets.

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