ANAKONDA 2018, a Polish-led multinational exercise, which began on 7 November, today completed its first week. The exercise involves around 12,500 troops in Poland and approximately 5,000 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The exercise demonstrated the interoperability of the Polish Armed Forces with participating troops from 10 NATO Allies: Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey and United States.
“This exercise is an opportunity to present the readiness of the Polish Armed Forces and our Allies to operate within the complex, contemporary, multidomain environment. Conducted in Poland and in the Baltic States, ANAKONDA is the venue for the certification of the Multinational Division North East”, said Major General Tomasz Piotrowski, Commander of Polish Armed Forces Operational Command.
The Multinational Division North East coordinates activities of NATO’s defensive multinational battlegroups deployed in the Baltic states and Poland. This includes coordinating training and increasing situational awareness in the region.
Key training events of ANAKONDA included river crossings, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defence, military medicine, and live-firings by Polish and US troops.