US tanks to participate in combat firing exercise in Lithuania

The joint exercise of Lithuanian and US troops will last for two days.

The joint shift of US troops who came from their permanent bases in Fort Stewart (US) and Vilseck (Germany) includes approximately 150 soldiers and is equipped with about 20 vehicles, including five M1A2 Abrams tanks.

The equipment of US rotational troops has been moved from the Lithuanian Grand Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Rukla to the General Silvestras Žukauskas training grounds in Pabradė.

In an effort to step up security of the Baltic states, US rotational land forces have been deployed permanently in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as well as Poland since April 2014.

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