Poland hosts armour exercise PUMA 2015, testing interoperability and responsiveness

  • 29 May. 2015 -
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  • Last updated: 02 Jun. 2015 08:48

Exercise PUMA 2015 wrapped up in Western Poland on Friday, 29 May 2015. Exercise PUMA was a manoeuvre exercise involving Polish, US and French forces. It allowed the Allied nations to test responsiveness, interoperability enhancement, and provided them with demanding opportunities to conduct small to medium sized armour and mechanized infantry field training.

May 29, 2015. US tanks M1A2 Abrams pass french tanks AMX-56 Leclerc on Drawsko Pomorskie training area in Poland during the last day of exercise PUMA15.

A French armoured battle group with Main Battle Tanks Leclerc was deployed to the Drawsko Pomorskie camp, in north-western Poland for seven weeks, where it carried out training and operational readiness activities with the Polish and the US army.

Exercise PUMA 2015 included advanced battle drills and live firing exercise scenarios involving fix wing and rotary wing aircraft, battle tanks and artillery.