Police, Armed Forces and EUFOR Will Test Their Response Effectiveness in Realistic Scenarios

A EUFOR-led peace support operation exercise will take place 11-15 October in the areas of Sarajevo, Pazarić and Kalinovik. During Quick Response 2017, Bosnian law enforcement agencies, Armed Forces and EUFOR will for the first time exercise together in realistic scenarios, testing their respective contingency plans.

EUFOR will support the Armed Forces units to secure Krupa ammunition storage

Quick Response 2017 practices EUFOR’s capability to call in reserve forces to support and maintain a safe and secure environment in support of local authorities, law enforcement agencies and the Bosnian Armed Forces. The international exercise involves EUFOR’s Multinational Battalion, the Intermediate Reserve Forces from the United Kingdom and the Kosovo Force Tactical Reserve Battalion coming from Kosovo. EUFOR is able to draw on mobile and versatile Over the Horizon Reserve forces, if required, to augment in-theater forces and deal with any military contingency that arises as well as supporting the Ministry of Security and Ministry of Defense.

One of the locations for the exercise will be Sarajevo International Airport, where EUFOR will support SIPA and the Border Police as well as the airport authorities practice some of their mandated operational training. Another training area will be around Pazarić, where EUFOR will support the Armed Forces units to secure Krupa ammunition storage site from potential hostile threats.

The Armed Forces will participate in Quick Response 2017 with two infantry platoons of the 6th Infantry Brigade, one Explosive Ordinance Disposal team of the Tactical Support Brigade and elements of a Logistic Command unit. Conducting the stability operations and joint training at the site of Pazarić as part of the exercise, the Armed Forces units will practice and assess their capabilities for a joint response according to the scenario.

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