Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion rehearses rapid response in Southeast Estonia ({{commentsTotal}})

Over 100 conscripts and active servicemen of the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion are practicing rapid response in the Defence League’s Steel Heart (Terassüda) military training exercise in the Tabina region of Võru County this week.

The purpose of the week-long training exercise, which kicked off yesterday, is to teach future reserve platoon commanders how to fulfill tactical missions within a limited amount of time, explained the Headquarters of the Estonian Defence League.

“The Steel Heart exercise will help reveal what level graduated, trained platoon commanders in particular are on, and whether the company is prepared for this spring’s two major national military exercises, Storm Warning and Spring Storm,” explained Captain Marko Pungar, commander of the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion’s Infantry Company A.

Among other things, soldiers will be honing their skills in quick and object attacks, as well as motorized journeys, in both stakeouts and defensive battle. According to the exercise scenario, the enemy would be well protected and significantly outnumber their own forces.

Boasting over 700 conscripts, Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion is currently the biggest infantry battalion in Estonia.

It is the duty of the battalion to turn the country’s conscripts into battle-ready infantrymen, medics, signalmen, and squad leaders, and ensure the functioning of the battalion in both war and peacetime.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik



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