Georgian Special Operations Forces are taking part in multinational exercise “Trojan Footprint”

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Friday, 14 May 2021 10:19

Military servicemen of the Georgian Special Operations Forces (GSOF) are taking part in an annual exercise organized by the US Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR). Multinational exercise Trojan Footprint 21 is hosted by five countries. One unit of GSOF is attending the training in Romania and others are being trained along the US SOF military personnel.

In the framework of the exercise Trojan Footprint, the Georgian and US soldiers carried out quick response operations and were trained in ambush, raid and sustainment components. They successfully raided a building and neutralized enemy. Georgian SOF soldiers received positive evaluation from US instructors.

GSOF is taking part in the multinational exercise Trojan Footprint for the first time. The exercise provides an opportunity to enhance interoperability between the participating nations, share experience with each other and increase combat readiness. Trojan Footprint started on May 3 and will end on May 14. Ten allies and partners (USA, Georgia, Bulgaria, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, UK) are participating in the exercise that is hosted by five nations.

Press Service of the MOD Administration

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