Armoured vehicles and helicopters were among the military hardware on show yesterday in a demonstration by Nato's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. The exercise in Germany, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel, involved troops from nine countries. Germany's 9th Panzerlehr-brigade forms the core of the force, with the Netherlands and Norway providing support, including mechanised infantry. Other contributors to the 8,000-strong unit are France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania.
- PublishedMay 21, 2019, 5:00 am SGT