A series of training activities were carried out by the cavalry component of the Italian Contingent on the Army’s Alpine Troops base, aimed at increasing the ability of the deployed unit to operate on compartmentalised terrain in support of light infantry units.
The structure, taken from the Taurinense Alpine Brigade and inserted in the Battle Group of the Enhanced Forward Precence (eFP Latvia), in a NATO multinational context, carried out approach and combat maneuvers with white and fire actions with Centauro armored bus, guaranteeing the necessary mobility for troops in particularly difficult to reach areas.
The reconnaissance activities, often conducted in extreme conditions, allow the acquisition of information data on the operating environment in order to guarantee the safety and protection of forces.
The 105 mm rifled muzzle, the self-stabilized aiming system with data processing unit and the power-to-weight ratio constitute the operating elements of the Centauro armed busway, a vehicle supplied to the aforementioned Units. Ductile from a tactical and operational point of view, the Centauro is capable of firing even on the move by exploiting the stabilization of the line of sight and the electro-hydraulic elevation and traverse systems.
The high mobility and autonomy on the road and the great off-road travel capacity allow the Cavalry Units to carry out the combined conduct of Offensive, Defensive and Enabling tactical activities, as part of Combat Campaigns.
All capabilities, together with that tank destroyer, appreciated by the other armies making up the NATO coalition of eFP Latvia. Intensive training of all operational components is the fundamental condition to be able to maintain excellent levels of readiness of the Units, such as to be able to be rapidly used in international contexts.