During the exercise, participants - including Estonia's flagship 1st and 2nd Infantry Brigades - will check the synchronization of battle plans, cooperation across different levels of command and the readiness of units to perform combat task. Spring Storm's most intense part will start on 24 May, including live-fire drills, running through the
The main activities will concentrate on the central training area of the
Estonian Defence Forces, but will partially take place also in public space, CPT Vahemets says.
Since the Estonian Defence Forces rest upon army reserve soldiers, Spring Storm serves as a platform to increase and upgrade these units' operational skills.
One of Spring Storm's aims is to complete the training of conscripts and send them to reserve as well-trained subformations,
says LTC Erkki Roosnurm, the exercise planner, "Last year's Kevadtorm showed that it was possible to achieve training
goals, even though the exercise was conducted on a smaller scale. We
cannot make concessions in training easily, because Estonia must be
protected in every situation, including the pandemic, and if necessary, our defence forces must
cope with much more complex tasks," he adds.