For the last two months, Bosnian soldiers have been undergoing some hard-core military training in Turkey in an effort to revitalise the post-war army.
The operation is financed and run by Turkey.
It is also the first step in a U-S $300 (m) million U-S backed plan to help unify the Croat and Muslim led government.
After two months of training this exercise should come easily to these Bosnian soldiers.
They and some ninety others soldiers are here at the Etimesgut Base in Turkey learning about the latest hi-tech military equipment and how to operate it.
The programme is part of the Dayton Peace Accord.
The plan has put the international community in charge of training and equipping the Bosnian-Croat Federation's Army.
But Turkey is hoping this won't be a solo venture.
The country is hoping to offer more programmes like this - for the benefit of the international community.
Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have all trained soldiers here.
It was hoped that Croatian soldiers would take part in the training course as a show of unity for the newly formed Bosnian-Croat government.
But for now - it is only Bosnian Muslim soldiers participating.
Turkish Commander Erol Tutal stresses that the programme has always been open to the Croats and Bosnians alike.
"This training is a part of our agreement. We can organise the same programme for Croatia if they apply for it. If they wish, we can even provide a common training for both if they came as a mixed group. The aim of our military training is directed completely with peaceful targets: to prepare them to contribute to their national defence as proper soldiers."
SUPERCAPTION: Erol Tutal, Major General of Division, Tank Education Commandership
Not all the work is in the classroom.
This sophisticated German made simulator is just one of the hi-tech devices dedicated to the Bosnian training programme.
Soldiers are also trained to use M-113 armoured personal Carriers and M60 tanks with laser tracking systems among others.
The U-S is also hoping the 'Dayton-built' training programmes will eliminate peacetime relations between Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
During the war Iran led the network of arms smuggling to the outgunned Bosnian Muslims during the war.
With the weapons ban lifted - the US will be sending aid, partly in the form of military equipment to the country.
Many European nations are opposed to a military building up in the region as peace between the warring factions remains on shaky legs.
And with the excavations of the mass graves well underway in and around Srebrenica - emotions are running particularly high.
"I don't know about the reaction of the military but having lived the attacks in person, I'd personally want to take revenge because we witnessed the mass deaths."
SUPERCAPTION: Hasim Babic, Soldier based near Srebrenica
Nevertheless, peace remains the main objective for everyone involved in the programme.
Bosnia's Ambassador to Turkey says a lasting peace must be the objective of the course.
"By strengthening our army, would strengthen our political image and what we are doing and repeating to everybody asking the same question is this, we don't want to have an army for making a new war, but to strengthen the peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina."
SUPERCAPTION: Hajdurin Somun, Bosnian Ambassador to Turkey
Croatian soldiers are expected to join in the next programme.
And if the programmes continue to prove successful - Turkey will undoubtedly realise its hopes of playing an active role in the Bosnian peace process.