The mechanized 12th Division from Szczecin is being transported to south-eastern Poland by road and rail, according to plan, and with a minimum of disruption to traffic reports Polish Press Agency PAP.
The troop movement under way is one of the largest such transfers from northwestern to southeastern Poland. It involves 4,000 troops and 1,000 vehicles. It should be completed by the middle of the week with the destination being the Nowa Dęba range where exercises will take place.
The transport to the southeast involves armored vehicles as well as attack and air defense equipment plus communications equipment and logistics. Information about the exercises was conveyed on Twitter by Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak who argued that testing rapid transfers was a key to maintaining deterrence.
The transport of the division is going according to plan. They start in the early hours of the morning on each day to limit the impact on rail and road.
The division is being transported from three provinces in the north and north-west of Poland. The military exercises “Lynx-21” will be taking place until Sept. 20 and are the biggest to be undertaken by the 12th Division this year.
Title image: Heavy weaponry are moving on the train. ( source: 12th Mechanized Division of Polish Army)