culmination of Resolute Stallion was preceded by a detailed planning phase conducted
by the staffs and leaders at Camp Adrian Rohn in Pabradé. In the process, the
entire tactical plan was evaluated and theoretically played out. Conducting a
complex defensive operation with four combat and several support companies, and
live munition requires close coordination and excellent situational awareness
at all stages of the operation. For many nations involved, a live-fire exercise
of this magnitude is not an everyday occurrence.
One of the scenarios
rehearsed was a delaying operation. While the Battlegroup’s reconnaissance
troops had to evade opposing forces, the first fire orders were given to the
artillery. The German Panzerhaubitzen 2000 fired both high-explosive and smoke
grenades. Thanks to the heavy artillery, the enemy was routed. From their prepared
fighting positions, the German and Norwegian combat companies continued the
operation with main battle tank. At the same time, the Belgian Army dismounted infantry troops were conducting their tasks on a flank, in a think forest area. The next morning, the Battlegroup launched a counterattack, taking advantage of the favourable conditions created during the delay phase. Through a series of complex tactical manoeuvres, the enemy was pushed back.
Resolute Stallion was supervised by the Commander of the Lithuanian Mechanised Infantry Brigade “Iron Wolf”, Colonel Aurelijus Motiejūnas. The eFP Battlegroup forms part of the Lithuanian brigade and is ready to defend the eastern flank of NATO within the framework of the integrated Lithuanian defence plan.