This exercise offered an excellent opportunity to bolster Joint Fires capability across Maritime and Land domains. During the exercise, the Royal Danish Navy HDMS Esbern Snare (F342) provided NFS for Latvia's land forces in a way they would not be hampered by simulated hostile fire from ashore. The Latvian and eFP Battlegroup’s forward observers sent target information to the vessel and called for fire support against simulated hostile forces. Therefore, one of the most important aspects was not just firing, but communication procedures.
The sea range in Šķēde is the only fire support range in the Baltics, providing a new location to conduct NFS exercises. As such, it offers future opportunities to build Maritime-Land Integration (MLI), which is crucial for defence of the Baltic Sea region. It gives the Latvian Forces the chance to train their soldiers in communication with naval forces and utilizing naval support.
The Baltic Sea region is of great strategic importance to all bordering nations. Cooperation in the area is of particular interest for NATO, as six Allied and two Partner Nations border the Baltic Sea.