Members of the Mongolian Internal Troops in riot gear during the 2010 exercise.
Members of the Mongolian Internal Troops in riot gear during the 2010 exercise.

Khaan Quest (Mongolian: Хааны эрэлд) is an annual Mongolian military exercise held for a week in the summertime. It brings together over a dozen foreign militaries to engage in the sharing of practices for multinational peacekeeping operations.[1] In the exercise, personnel gain United Nations peacekeeper training as well as certification for support of peacekeeping operations.[2] According to Mongolian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Tserendejidiin Byambajav, "Khaan Quest has become one of the signature training events for the participating nations."[3]

Since its establishment in 2003, it has been held in the Five Hills Training Area. It only became an international exercise in 2006, originally being a joint exercise between the Mongolian Armed Forces and the U.S. Pacific Command.[4][5][6] It is usually opened by an opening ceremony attended by the President of Mongolia.


See also


  1. ^ "DVIDS - Exercise Khaan Quest 2019". DVIDS.
  2. ^ "Mongolian and U.S. Announce Their Participation in Khaan Quest 2019". U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
  3. ^ Miller, J. Berkshire. "UN Peacekeeping Exercise 'Khaan Quest' Marks 10 Year Anniversary". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Int'l peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2018 begins in Mongolia - China Military".
  5. ^ "Asia-Pacific Defense FORUM". CINCPAC. July 12, 2012 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Schoff, James L. (July 12, 2005). Tools for Trilateralism: Improving U.S.-Japan-Korea Cooperation to Manage Complex Contingencies. Potomac Books. ISBN 9781574889833 – via Google Books.

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