NATO’s Spearhead Force tests its readiness in Poland

EPA-EFE/FOCKE STRANGMANN

A Leopard 2 tank of the German Army (Bundeswehr), during the NATO Very High Readiness Task Force Land (VJTF L 2019) exercise in Muenster, northern Germany, 20 May 2019. The German Bundeswehr with its Armoured Training Brigade 9 (Panzerlehrbrigade 9) serves as spearhead of the VJTF L in 2019.

NATO’s Spearhead Force tests its readiness in Poland


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A force of 2.500 German, Dutch and Norwegian troops and 1.000 vehicles is taking part in exercise Noble Jump 2019 at the Zagan training range in Western Poland, whose goal is to test how well different units work together by assembling and deploying them quickly across European borders.
Noble Jump is the main training opportunity for NATO’s Spearhead Force and the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, which is part of the Alliance’s larger NATO Response Force. This year’s exercise runs from 24 May to 14 June.

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