October 28, 2016 – Edmonton, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Soldiers from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), an armoured unit within 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group based in Edmonton, Alberta will be participating in Exercise STEELE LEOPARDO 2016, from October 30 to November 12 in Brazil.
During the Exercise, participants will be focusing on information and knowledge exchange with their counterparts from the Brazilian Army Armoured Corps. Armoured training techniques include performing direct fire and surveillance tasks, as well as target acquisition and reconnaissance.
Participation in Exercise STEELE LEOPARDO enhances the readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces to undertake missions at the direction of the Government of Canada.
“The Canadian Army welcomes opportunities to share knowledge and experience with our allies and partner nations. Expanding capabilities and strengthening ties with our counterparts enables our soldiers to be more effective and ready to support Canadians whenever and wherever necessary.”
Colonel William Fletcher, Commander, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces continue to develop and strengthen defence relations with Brazil. Continued engagement of partners in the Americas directly aligns with Canadian defence priorities.
Participation in Exercise STEELE LEOPARDO 2016 contributes to the Canadian Army’s ongoing capabilities training. Maintaining operational readiness ensures soldiers are prepared to achieve any mission that the Government of Canada will assign.
Exercise STEELE LEOPARDO 2016 offers an excellent opportunity for the Canadian Army to develop its relationship with the Brazilian Army and engage in a new exchange initiative with the Brazilian Armoured Corps.