source: SME

The first training and amalgamation activities

The exercise, for the next 20 days, will see around 800 Italian soldiers and 1,400 Qatarian soldiers

The training and amalgamation activities between the Italian and Qatari branches began at the Al-Galail military base in Qatar. In particular, some units of the 1st and 6th Bersaglieri Regiment and the 4th Tanks Regiment, started the first cooperation and interoperability activities with the Qatar component, using combat vehicles "Dardo", "Ariete" and "Freccia".

In this activity the two Armies have been concentrated on developing the ability to simultaneously employ multiple units with different assets, refining command and control procedures as well as testing the various weapon systems in the difficult climate of the Qatari desert, characterized by significant temperature changes between day and night.

The soldiers of the Italian Army, after the first days of acclimatization, were immediately employed in an intense training cycle, confirming that the physical standards of men and women of the Armed Force allow the rapid achievement of full operational capacity even in different environmental situations.

The exercise, for the next 20 days, will see around 800 Italian soldiers and 1,400 Qatari soldiers working on the ground with the deployment of 116 vehicles, including wheeled and tracked vehicles, and various weapon systems ​

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