2/1 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment on Exercise Black Bayonet, October 2023

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2/1 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment on Exercise Black Bayonet, October 2023
The scenario-based exercise threw 200 of New Zealand soldiers into tactical stability and security phases set in a fictional island nation.

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Officers and soldiers from 5/7 Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, spent three days focusing on live firing weapons training and development.
The main focus was on building confidence and advancing skillset with the Modular Assault Rifle System – Light (MARS-L), and conducting weapons qualifications for the MARS-L, Glock G17 pistol and the Light Support Weapon (LSW) machine gun.

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Around 100 of New Zealand Army personnel have taken part in Exercise JPMRC in Hawaii, led by his US partner 25th Infantry Division.
The Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Centre (JPMRC) is a regional combat training centre that tests large-scale combat capabilities in live, virtual and constructed environments.
The bulk of New Zealand deployment was made up by 163 Battery of 16 Field Regiment, with logistics, communications, health and joint enablers also contributing.

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Around 100 of New Zealand Army personnel have taken part in Exercise JPMRC in Hawaii, led by his US partner 25th Infantry Division.
The Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Centre (JPMRC) is a regional combat training centre that tests large-scale combat capabilities in live, virtual and constructed environments.
The bulk of New Zealand deployment was made up by 163 Battery of 16 Field Regiment, with logistics, communications, health and joint enablers also contributing.

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* ...and that is today's artillery firing exercise, gentlemen, are there any questions? mil-smile03
* Sir! Why is Wills the only one in a hammock and the others in a folding chair? mil-smile07
* no, questions about the shooting exercise... mil-smile06
 
As a hunter, Private Ashton Philo normally shoots his targets from about 50m, but extending that out to 300m proved no barrier recently as the Hawke’s Bay farmer came away with both the Top Shot and Top Recruit awards from his New Zealand Army course.

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