Chilean soldiers in “green berets” exercises from Spain and the United States | Europe update | DW

Twelve soldiers from the Special Forces Operations Team of the Chilean Army participate in maneuvers with their Spanish counterparts (Special Operations Command, Department of Education) and the US Marines to exchange technologies in emergency and civil protection missions. These soldiers come from the Barracks of the Special Operations Brigade in Colina in the Capital District, where there are approximately 800 soldiers.

The Andean team, made up of three members of staff, traveled to Spain to be part of the main maneuvers of the year of the Ministry of Education, also known as the “Green Berets”, which were developed in the southeast of the Spanish peninsula (Alicante). , Valencia, Murcia, Albacete and Almería) as “Stubborn 2021”.

It’s about taking advantage of military methods and means “to be able to provide effective attention to the population because the goal is to help the community,” explains the head of one of the activist groups. As an example, he noted that the unit helped fight the epidemic in Chile through health monitoring measures, transporting infected people and supporting the most vulnerable population. The Chilean military focuses on internal defense and also participates in United Nations deployments to promote peace in various parts of the world.

In maneuvers in Spanish soil, the Chileans interacted in various exercises with the USMC’s Boeing V-22 ‘Osprey’ (vertical take-off aircraft like the one pictured) and with four Spanish Air Force helicopters. On the Spanish side, the participation of forces from the Light Infantry Brigade and NBC personnel specializing in electronic warfare with the support of the Image Intelligence Group also stands out. In addition to the “Osprey” and the Chilean elite soldiers, the novelty of this year in these maneuvers is the use of the advanced military unmanned aircraft “Predator” of the Spanish Air Force. (efe)

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