NATO’s new multinational battlegroup in Slovakia declared combat-ready

NATO’s new multinational battlegroup in Slovakia is now officially operational, following months of deployments and integration training. Troops from Czechia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States took part in exercise Strong Cohesion 2022, an exercise designed to run the battlegroup through its paces and prove its ability to work together as a unified command.
At the conclusion of the exercise, a team of representatives from each country deployed with the battlegroup, declared the battlegroup was ready to assume its duties. The exercise ran from 20 to 22 September.
Following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, NATO decided to establish four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, while upgrading other battlegroups into formations capable of commanding a full brigade’s worth of troops.
These actions significantly bolster NATO’s ability to deter and defend against any aggression in the eastern part of the Alliance.
Footage includes shots of battlegroup troops and armoured vehicles manoeuvring during the exercise, and interviews with Colonel Ladislav Bujárek, NATO battlegroup commander, and Captain Andrew Rebar, Manoeuvre Advisor Team Leader, US Army.

Source NATO Multimedia