Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2016
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – German Army soldiers fire at their target, during the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16 (SETC16), at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 11, 2016. The SETC is co-hosted by U.S. Army Europe and the German... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from all nations participating in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16 (SETC16) inspect each others equipment May 08, 2016 at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The SETC is co-hosted by U.S. Army Europe and the German Bundeswehr May 10-13, 2... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, move to their battle position, during the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16 (SETC16), at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 11, 2016. SETC16 is co-h... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Polish soldier, assigned to the 34th Armor Cavalry Brigade, fires a PM-84 Glauberyt, as part of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge 16 (SETC16), at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 10, 2016. SETC16 i... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe and the German Army will co-host the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, May 7 - 12, 2017.

Platoons from seven NATO and partner nations are scheduled to take part in the challenge. The participants are: Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and the United States.

Participating units will be tested on offensive and defensive operations as well as tasks including vehicle identification, battle damage assessment and precision maneuvers.

The Strong Europe Tank Challenge is designed to project a dynamic presence, foster military partnership, promote interoperability, and provides an environment for sharing tactics, techniques and procedures.

Last year's Strong Europe Tank Challenge winner was Germany, with Denmark taking second place and Poland third.

The final day will include a friendship shoot, featuring tanks from each of the participating nations, and the awards ceremony.

More information and updates on Strong Europe Tank Challenge can be found at www.eur.army.mil/tankchallenge/.

Related Links:

U.S. Army Europe

7th Army Training Command

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