The last quarter of this year was busy for all EUR SOF units. A major joint training operation was conducted in Europe. This is why this Episode of Europe’s Finest will be dedicated to the Cobra-13 Multinational SOF Exercise.
The exercise was started on November 20 and lasted through November 30 at various proving grounds in Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Slovakia. The operation was aimed at proving the joint operation capabilities of various SOF units operating within the NATO Response Force. The entire exercise was also a test and certification for the Special Operations Command Component (SOCC) organized in Poland. This has allowed Poland to join the elite club of countries that have the possibility to organize such a structure (others being USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey).
During the exercise soldiers from different countries were conducting a series of operations on land and sea. For this purpose, the units were divided into several Multinational Task Forces (TF).