ZARAGOZA, Spain — The US Army's 82nd Airborne Division flew eight hours from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Zaragoza, Spain, to drop 550 paratroopers as part of a NATO exercise.
has dropped this morning 550 paratroopers over Zaragoza (Spain) flying directly from Fort Brag (North Caroline) in a 8 hours flight.
This The event, dubbed Ultimate Reach, is part of Trident Juncture 2015, the largest and most ambitious NATO exercise held since 2002, Nato's NATO's sSecretary gGeneral Jens Stoltenberg said.
As part of the impressive joint and combined military demonstration», this the parachute airdrop sends a clear message to the potential threats: NATO is ready to deploy at a large scale and at large scenarios, Stoltenberg emphasized.
The 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers jumped from seven C-17 Globemaster aircrafts and alongside a Spanish unit of Bripac.
During the 60-minute military demonstration in the main day of Trident Juncture 2015, 1,800 personnel from 12 alliesd nations simulated an attack against conventional opposing forces.
Abrams and Leopard tanks; Apache, Tigre, Blackh Hawk or Chinook helicopters; B-52 bombers aircrafts or F-18 and L-159 ALCA aircraft were some of the capabilities showed by NATO nations in a exercise with an imaginary African scenario.
Our objective is to demonstrate land and joint maneuver-ability in a hybrid scenario against conventional and asymmetric threats, Nato NATO officials said during the distinguished visitors and media day in Zaragoza.
Trident Juncture 2015 is finishing on Thursday after two weeks of land, maritime and air exhibition of military muscle by Nato NATO. Around About 36,000 troops from more than 30 nations, 230 units, more than 140 aircrafts and more than 60 ships took part of this exercise.
Next year, another large big Nato NATO exercise will take place in Poland to test the fully operational capability of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) — or Spearhead Force — that should deploy in 48 hours.