NATO: Cold Response 22 exercise concluded

(To Greater Defense)

It took place in Norway from March 14 to April 1 cold response 22 (CR22), NATO international joint force exercise.

About 22 soldiers from 35.000 Allied and partner nations participated in CR 28: Norway, USA, Italy, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Finland and Sweden.

The theme of the CR22, an exercise, planned for some time and announced eight months in advance, is of a defensive nature, with activities involving opposing parties. The general objective is to strengthen the capabilities of the Allied and partner countries to operate in extreme climatic conditions, increasing the readiness of the participating units.

This is the largest exercise in the Scandinavian country since the 80s. For Italy, units of the Army and Navy took part.

The Italian Army has deployed a tactical group consisting of 210 soldiers based on the 3rd Alpine regiment of the brigade Taurinense, while Nave was present for the Navy Garibaldi like flag ship/ command ship of the commander amphibious task force and a company of the brigade Saint Mark consisting of 90 units.