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Velebit 18 – Joint Force the biggest ever military exercise in Croatia

By  Oct 14, 2018

The biggest ever military exercise in Croatia is currently underway. “Velebit 18 – Joint Force” is the title of an exercise that started on Saturday and will continue uninterrupted for 72 hours at 11 different locations.

The Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, opened the military exercise along with the Minister of Defence, and commented praised the military for "good preparedness and ambition in testing the capabilities of the army's active and reserve components."

"This command, which leads joint operations of the army branches in real time, in an exercise that has not happened since the Homeland War, demonstrates a high level of competence and understanding of the most modern principles of military doctrine," said the Minister of Defence. Adding that the exercise involves around 5,500 soldiers.