2011年9月22日星期四

北約部隊在Atterbury營受訓

北約部隊在Atterbury營受訓
NATO troops training at Camp Atterbury
Updated: Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011, 10:21 PM EDT
By: Jay Hermacinski
Translation by Autumnson Blog

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - Hundreds of NATO ground and air forces are training right now at Camp Atterbury.
印第安納州哥倫布(WISH) - 數百名北約地面和空中部隊現正在Atterbury營受訓。
The 750 service members from 13 countries are taking part in Operation Bold Quest, a joint forces exercise focusing on combat identification issues.
來自 13個國家的750名服務成員​​正在參加行動大膽探索,一項聯合部隊演習聚焦在識別議題的戰鬥。
On the airfield at Camp Atterbury sit giant cargo planes. Not American C-130s, but one plane from Italy and two from Germany. Inside the planes, NATO combat identification training is under way.
在 Atterbury營的機場停泊了幾架巨型運輸機,不是美國的C-130機,卻是一架來自意大利和兩架來自德國的飛機。在飛機內,北約識別戰鬥的培訓在進行。

NATO troops training at Camp Atterbury: wishtv.com

"It is especially important to test it in an international environment because we need to be interoperable," said Major Markus Stury, a pilot with the German Air Force.

Pilots are testing computer systems designed to identify friendly forces on the ground. They want to ensure that a German jet fighter can digitally identify coalition forces from all NATO countries.

One of the goals of Operation Bold Quest is to cut down and eliminate friendly fire deaths in combat zones.

"We need to have one system that works for all the troops. To test this up here is important before we can field it in theater," said Stury.

The two-week exercise is a bi-annual event, but it’s the first time it is being held at Camp Atterbury.

"It's a chance for everybody to see how the other countries work, and for us as well," said Capt. Domenico DiGiulio, a test pilot for the Italian Air Force.

Platoon leader Lt. Rune Emlien from Norway echoed those sentiments.

"It's a good opportunity for us to come here and see how you guys are doing it and train in this type of terrain,” he said.

Operation Bold Quest continues through Sept. 23. Once the exercise is over, a computer anaylsis will be done to see how well the individual computer systems interacted with one another.
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/nato-troops-training-at-camp-atterbury

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