STA, 7 June 2019 - The international exercise Swift Response 2019 got under way in Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania on Friday, 7 June, in which allied units from France, Italy, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and US will drill airborne operations and ground support activities. The exercise is running until 22 June.
According to information posted on the website of the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF), the activities in Slovenia will be centred on the Cerklje ob Krki airbase, which will provide logistic support.
The activities will include take-offs and landings of allied transport aircraft and accommodation, consolidation and movements of allied units to a mock hotspot to re-establish peace in cooperation with partner forces.
The exercise is an opportunity for joint training that allows for command and control of complex operations in various locations. The units are taking part in a bid to set up a multinational force wherever or whenever needed.
Participation in multinational exercises boosts readiness, enhances professional relationships and improves general coordination with the allies and partners in a crisis, the SAF said.
More details on the exercises can be found here