PRISTINA - Exercise "Aerial Shield" was held at Regional Command West (RC-W) in camp Villaggio Italia in Peja/Pec. The activity involved NATO Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) assets contrasting an external drone that invaded the airspace of the base.
During the exercise C-UAS team provided Force Protection to Camp Villaggio Italia against the threat of a hostile drones making it land. Once the drone was neutralized the Moldovan Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team intervened to
check for any presence of explosive and once declared the area safe the Italian Carabinieri, proceeded to the evidence collection stage.
The NATO C-UAS assets, provided by the anti-aircraft artillery of the Italian Army, carries out numerous training and operational activities, and it is an important asset that RC-W puts at disposal of KFOR be deployed in all of Kosovo.