The Italian contingent based on Alpine Troops of the Italian Army, currently employed in Operation Baltic Guardian in Latvia, is conducting an intense cycle of training activities, aimed at increasing the level of integration, interoperability and projection capabilities of the forces.
Exercised, with the use of 81 mm Expal and 60 mm Hirtenberge mortars, the maneuver support settings even at night with the use of illuminating ammunition.
In this context, the activity conducted by the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) team and the air support provided on the occasion by Spanish F-18 fighters were also inserted.
The high specialization of the JTAC structure and the Joint Fire Observers (JFO) and the many experiences gained in various foreign Operational Theaters and in Interforce contexts, in the national preparation phase of the forces has actively contributed to the formation of the Italian SAOV Nuclei currently employed in the Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP Latvia).
The assets used are taken from the 2nd Alpine Regiment of the Taurinense Alpine Brigade.