The integration process for the Italian staff of the Baltic Task Group in Latvia continues as part of the enhanced Forward Presence Latvia, through the Maritime Land Integration initiative
From 28 October to 2 November, as part of an initiative promoted by the NATO Force Integration Unit Latvia, the Italian company was engaged in a series of activities in favor of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG-1), a naval group made up of Norwegian, Dutch and Danish units, in order to increase mutual knowledge between NATO land and naval forces present on the eastern flank.
In particular, the Italian company had the delicate task of representing the multinational Battle Group in a firing exercise, in favor of a representation of the SNMG-1, held on October 29 at the training areas of Camp Adazi, as well as participating in a static exhibition at the port of Riga, where the naval units were moored.
In this activity, the bersaglieri, the tankers and the scouting units conducted a sequence of fire exercises in complete synergy with the Spanish engineers, demonstrating a high level of interoperability and common knowledge of NATO procedures, assimilated in previous joint exercises.
On November 1st, instead, the Italian Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC- units of the Armed Forces highly specialized in the management of the different sources of fire in the modern scenario, with the aim of maximizing the effects and reducing the risk of collateral damage), together with the counterparts of the other contingents and observers of the artillery batteries, participated in a training activity with naval assets of the SNMG-1 engaged in the conduct of a fire drill on targets at sea.
Again, the Italian forces in Latvia have given clear demonstration of cohesion and determination among the countries of the Atlantic Alliance to work assiduously for the defense of Euro-Atlantic territorial integrity. All operational and training activities conducted by the Italian Armed Forces on the eastern flank of NATO are arranged by the Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, and carried out under the coordination and according to the directives given by the Commander of the Joint Top Operational Command (COVI), General of the Army Corps Francesco Paolo Figliuolo.
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