Kosovo: Golden Saber exercise for the RC West soldiers

(To Army Majority State)

At the military base of Camp Novo Selo, the assets of the regional command west of KFOR, based on the 11th Bersaglieri Regiment of the Army, conducted the "Golden Saber" exercise, aimed at testing the level of training achieved and the procedures of use of the units, in the conduct of a CRC (Crown Riot Control) operation.

The activity saw anti-riot units deployed on the ground, made up of Italian, Albanian, Austrian and Moldovan platoons, in close coordination with Turkish units coming from regional command east, Hungarian assets of Kosovo tactical reserve battalion (KTR BN) and the Carabinieri of multinational specialized unit (MSU).

Upon activation, the maneuvering units alternated with the EULEX (European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo) units present on site, maintaining constant coordination in all phases of the activity.

During the exercise, units expert in operational communications were also used, with the task of mitigating the tension between the deployed contingent and the demonstrators, the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Team to constantly monitor the situation, the FoM-D (Freedom of Movement Detachment), a structure made up of engineering personnel with specialist EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) elements, to allow the control, reclamation and removal of obstacles present on the ground.

The Italian contingent of KFOR operates in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 1244 of the United Nations Security Council of 1999, contributing to the maintenance of a safe and protected environment, as well as freedom of movement for all communities living in Kosovo.​