About 3,500 soldiers from 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team and 4th Infantry Division, from Fort Carson, Colorado showcased their skills in front of the US Army Europe commander, the US Ambassador and Polish President.
The hour-long drill took place in the town on Zagan in Western Poland as Nato forces look to deter any aggression from the Kremlin.
Soldiers from the US and Poland took part in the exercise
The best way to keep it unlikely is to show a strong, deterrent capability
Lt Gen Hodges
Leopard and US Abrams tanks were used in the exercise, tasked with stopping an “enemy” advance over a 30km distance.
Anti-aircraft artillery and helicopters were also used in the drill as troops managed to repel the “attack”.
Speaking after the training was complete, Lt Gen Hodges told journalists: “The best way to make sure that there is never an attack and I believe it's unlikely, and the best way to keep it unlikely is to show a strong, deterrent capability.”
About 3,500 soldiers are said to have taken part in the drill
Around 4,500 US soldiers arrived in Wroclaw, home to Polish airbase, last month.
They brought around 2,500 tanks and other pieces of military equipment with them as Nato bolsters up its border with Russia.
The deployment is hailed as the largest movement of armed US military brigade to Europe since the end of the Cold War.
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Lt Gen Tim Ray, deputy commander of US European Command, said: “Let me be very clear, this is one part of our efforts to deter Russian aggression, ensure the territorial integrity of our allies and maintain a Europe that is whole, free, prosperous and at peace.”
The drill was watched by officials including the Polish President
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The pair agreed to try to rebuild US-Russia ties during their first phone call on Saturday.
The White House said the two leaders had spoken about topics from mutual cooperation in destroying Isis to efforts to achieve more peace throughout the world.
A spokesman added: “The positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship between the United States and Russia that is in need of repair.”