2nd Infantry Battalion (Albania)

The 2nd Infantry Battalion (Albanian: Batalioni i 2-të i Këmbësorisë, b2k) is one of the three infantry battalions, along with the b1k and b3k, part of the Albanian Land Force.
The b2k it is based in Zall-Herr, Tirana. It consists on 3 companies, with 100 – 130 soldiers each, with a total about 700, effective as a whole battalion. Normally they fall under the command of Land Force Command and Staff.[1]

2nd Infantry Battalion
Batalioni i 2-të i Këmbësorisë
Country Albania
BranchAlbanian Land Force
RoleLight infantry
Size3 companies
GarrisonZall-Herr, Tirana
WebsiteOfficial website
Army Shoulder
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Infantry speciality
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Albanian Infantry Battalions
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The b2k is a light motorized infantry which serves as well as rapid reaction force. Since 2014, after Wales summit, became part of the newly established "Very High Readiness Joint Task Force"' (VJTF) and NRF, as a need of NATO allied countries.[2][3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Albanian Land Force structure". www.aaf.mil.al. Albanian Armed Forces (Official website).
  2. ^ "NATO VJTF". Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. DSACEUR Discusses Hybrid Warfare during Visit to Albania
  3. ^ "NFIU Romania". NATO Force Integration Unit.