The Spanish eFP Contingent lights NATO’s Iron Spear. Spain, first and second in the battle tank competition, and third in combat vehicles among 30 teams.” With this proud message, the Defense Staff announced the outstanding role of Spain in Latvia, adding to and continuing its wonderful results. In the Infantry Combat Vehicles category, Spain came in third place, behind the United States, which won, and the Netherlands. In short, it plays a great role for Spain, which consolidates its proven image of efficiency and power against its allies.
Armored crews from across the Alliance gathered in Ādaži, Latvia, to showcase NATO’s might during the biennial Iron Spear competition. Conducted by NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battle Group Latvia and the Latvian Mechanized Infantry Brigade, the event involved several allied troops currently deployed in the Baltic Sea region, the Alliance reported.
This year, soldiers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in the main battle tank and infantry fighting vehicle competitions, representing the battle groups of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland.
NATO wants to highlight the words of British Army Lieutenant Adain Glenister, commander of the armored infantry platoon of the 1st British Rifles, who outlined the double benefits of the Iron Spear: “First, to assure the Baltic States that we are here and that we are here. serious about defending their sovereign territory, but also to prevent any potential enemies and show them that we are ready to fight at any time. Some words have a special meaning because of the development of the war in Ukraine.