MIL-OSI Translation: 01/05/2022 The Defender Europa 2022 and Swift Response 2022 exercises are starting


MIL OSI Translation. Region: Polish / Europe –

Fuente: Gobierno de Polonia en polaco

The Defender Europe 2022 and Swift Response 202 exercises are starting. DEFENDER EUROPE 2022 and SWIFT RESPONSE 2022 (SR22) exercises will be held with the participation of Polish soldiers. A total of 18,000 soldiers from over 20 countries will take part in the exercises, which will take place on the territory of Poland and 8 other countries, including around 7,000 soldiers and 3,000 units of equipment on the territory of Poland.

DEFENDER-Europe 22 is an international, collaborative and recurring exercise organized by the US Armed Forces to build preparedness and interoperability between US and NATO allies and partners. Poland, as one of the host countries of DE22, will be represented by soldiers of the 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade, 17th Mechanized Brigade, 12th Mechanized Brigade, 2nd Mechanized Brigade, 25th Air Cavalry Brigade, 6th Airborne Brigade, 2nd Engineering Regiment, 5th Mechanized Brigade, Pułku Chemiczny, the 9th Armored Cavalry Brigade and the Territorial Defense Forces. The exercise will include F-16 planes from the 2nd Tactical Aviation Wing, Su-22 from the 1st Tactical Aviation Wing and Mi-24 helicopters from the 1st Aviation Brigade of the Land Forces. Training under DE22 in Poland, in which, in addition to soldiers of the Polish Army, troops from the USA, France, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Great Britain will take part, will be held, among others on the training grounds in Drawsko Pomorskie, Bemowo Piskie and Żagań. The 5th US Army Corps is responsible for commanding all forces involved in the DE22 exercise. During the exercise, the soldiers’ ability to cooperate in a joint combat operation will be tested. The implementation will include episodes of long-distance tactical displacement with overcoming water obstacles and fire training. During the exercise Respuesta rápida, the 6th Airborne Brigade will be the backbone of the forces involved in the airborne operation. 550 Polish soldiers will be trained in Lithuania and Latvia together with soldiers from Checa and the German-Dutch forces. DE22 and SR 22 belong to a series of cyclical defensive trainings, they are not aimed against any country and are not related to the current geopolitical situation in the region. The national and international planning process for them began in 2021. The deployment of large numbers of forces and equipment in these exercises requires a multi-faceted commitment on the part of the host nations. Joint exercises increase the security of the eastern flank and serve to practice, in accordance with NATO standards, the procedures for the use of troops and their adaptation to the new challenges of the modern battlefield and to de-pressurize the apole. DEFENDER-Europe 22 demonstrates the US’s unshakable commitment to NATO and is a prime example of our collective capabilities. It shows that NATO’s allies and partners are stronger together. For more information, please contact the General Command of the Armed Forces, dirección de correo electrónico: Journalists interested in reporting on the exercises should send their reports to dirección: Audio and video material, photos, news and information about the exercises can be found at: or


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