Particular Operations Forces from throughout the Balkans gathered on the Greek Joint Particular Operations Part Command to take part in Train Balkan Defend 22 from Oct. 31 to Nov. 10, 2022. Balkan Defend 22, a mixed navy train, included the participation of particular operations forces from Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, and observers from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
On the completion of the primary week, the Greece Particular Warfare Command hosted a Distinguished Guests Day. The distinguished guests noticed snipers, air and floor infiltration to assault the target, and a mixed Free-fall parachuting staff leaping from a C-27 plane for the primary time. This fast-moving occasion demonstrated the high-level interoperability and readiness of the multinational particular operations forces.
Lieutenant Basic Tsitsikostas, Commander of the Greek Particular Warfare Command, opened the occasion by stating, “What you might be about to observe demonstrates only a minor pattern of our capabilities as SOF.”
Following the Distinguished Guests Day, the train was expanded to incorporate the Particular Operations Part Command (SOCC). The inclusion on the operational employees degree enhanced the general understanding of the planning, preparation and execution whereas guaranteeing coordination and synchronisation between the tactical and operational ranges.
“We thought-about that Balkan Defend 2022 is the benchmark for the rising cooperation for the SOF of the collaborating Balkan international locations,” mentioned Lieutenant Basic Tsitsikostas. “We’re satisfied that as we might act and function aspect by aspect on the SOTU degree, we’re able to function collectively on the bigger scale if and when essential.”
Train Balkan Defend promotes multinational interoperability to counter regional threats. The train rotates between the collaborating Balkan nations annually.