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The Mountain Warfare Centre of Excellence (MW COE) recently organized the 1st MW COE NATO-listed course dedicated to small units. Fifteen platoon leaders and company commanders, NCOs and officers, came to Poljče in Slovenia from seven NATO countries – CZE, GER, POL, CRO, ROU, ITA and SVN – for the course, from 10 to 21 June, 2019.

The main purpose of the course was to prepare its participants to conduct NATO operations in mountainous terrain. The course participants were provided with the knowledge necessary for successful and effective movement, survival, planning and leading operations in the mountains, taking into consideration the specific impact of difficult terrain and conditions on combat functions.

The course was a unique opportunity for the students to familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of operations in the mountains.

Special thanks go to our colleagues from the Austrian Armed Forces and Hochgebirgs-Jägerbataillon 26 from Spittal an der Drau for their specialized equipment presentation, including both a static and a dynamic display.