QUICK RESPONSE- BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - 02 OCTOBER 2016- KTM
Preparations continue apace with regard to the participation of the troops of the KTM Battalion of KFOR in order to participate in Operational Rehearsal Level 2 (OPREH L2) as part of "Exercise Quick Response 2016” which is being conducted between 27 September and 06 October 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
The KTM will act as a rapidly deployable reserve to support EUFOR troops as part of the exercise scenario. On 30th September KTM as a unit prepared their logistical and communication support at Camp Butmir. A great deal of pre-planning and preparation in particular went into ensuring that the Communications Information Systems (CIS) were interoperable to ensure the success of the exercise.
On 1st October KTM moved to the Manjaca Training Ground where the main Forward Operating Base (FOB) is located and which will be the geographic location for the KTM for the duration of the exercise. There is now a major tented encampment that has been erected and also feeding facilities put in place that will ensure that the troops are well accommodated and rationed throughout the exercise period. This in itself is a significant aspect of the exercise whereby rapidly deployable logistical support can be quickly put in situ to support the exercise troops.
This is a testament to the excellently honed Logistical apparatus that both EUFOR and KFOR can deploy when and where deployed, as without such Logistical support these operations are simply not sustainable or tenable.. The exercise proper will take place here at Camp Manjaca on 04/05 October.