(STUTTGART) U.S. Naval Particular Warfare Operators deployed to Croatia, Germany, Hungary, and Romania for 2 particular operations forces workouts, Might 3-14, 2021.
Trojan Footprint 21, the premier annual SOF train led by Particular Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), utilized SEAL and Particular Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) groups in Romania and the Black Sea to conduct varied coaching with SOF models from Georgia, Spain, and Romania.
“We respect the chance to coach with a various group in a strategic location,” mentioned a U.S. Navy SEAL commander current for the train. “Our aims all through Trojan Footprint are particularly helpful for the nations positioned on the Black Sea, and it additionally helps to standardize coaching for NATO companions and allies if they’re referred to as to help the area.”
Whereas in Romania, the Naval models’ coaching included Shut Air Help (CAS) with Joint Terminal Assault Controllers calling for fireplace from an AC-130J gunship, Go to, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS), Automobile Interdiction, Over the Seaside (OTB), Shut Quarters Fight (CQC), Quick Rope Infiltration and Extraction (FRIES), and Particular Reconnaissance.
Concurrently, Naval Particular Warfare models additionally mobilized to Croatia and Hungary for Black Swan 21. Black Swan 21 is an annual Hungarian led multinational particular operations forces train. It was held at the side of Trojan Footprint 21 to check army synchronization capabilities and to defend a number of domains in Europe concurrently.
“Our main mission throughout Black Swan is to coach with the Particular Operations Craft-Riverine (SOC-R) alongside the Danube River,” mentioned a U.S. Navy SEAL maritime planner.
The Danube River is Europe’s second longest river, flowing from the Black Forest in Germany, passing via ten nations, and emptying into the Black Sea in Romania. Coaching and familiarization with the SOC-Rs will assist the Hungarian SOF maneuver and defend shortly whether or not in small cities or main cities like Budapest.
“Annually, Trojan Footprint and Black Swan present alternatives to guage SOF capabilities, significantly the extra advanced points of mixed SOF integration,” mentioned U.S. Navy SEAL Command Grasp Chief Peter C. Musselman, Senior Enlisted Chief of Particular Operations Command Europe. “The continual rotational deployment of NSW’s models to the European theater is a key part of SOCEUR’s operational strategy. Mixed maritime SOF coaching strengthens interoperability and drives functionality growth important to profitable operational employment. NSW engagements present actual influence and measurable results to help our allies and companions’ efforts to take care of dominance within the maritime area.”
|Date Posted:||05.09.2021 15:01|
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