Show of might by Nato's joint task force

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
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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.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline 'Show of might by Nato's joint task force'. Print Edition | Subscribe