Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and representatives of the 29 allies want to make this Tuesday a picture from the largest allied maneuvers since the end of the Cold war. On a training ground near the Norwegian city of Trondheim you around 3000 soldiers will demonstrate in the case of an approximately one-hour performance show. In addition to the floor to participate 32 fighter jets, troops with heavy tanks. Also warships are already in use. As uninvited onlookers Russian military are to be expected.
among other things, a landing maneuvers with air support, will be Shown it is called by Nato. It should be demonstrated how the armed forces of Nato train together at sea, in the air and on the ground.
The Nato exercise "Trident Juncture" began last Thursday and will continue until next week. A total of about 50,000 soldiers from Nato countries and partner countries Finland and Sweden take part. The Bundeswehr is more than 8000 soldiers, the second-largest number of troops after the United States.Germany will next year, leadership
the aim of the maneuver is to send a Signal of deterrence to Russia and to train for the so-called Alliance. This could be call, if one or more of the 29 member States would be attacked by an opponent. The result would then have to make the other allied assistance.
The Bundeswehr is involved with about 8,000 soldiers, and thus with the second-largest force after the US. The strong commitment is mainly due to the fact that Germany should take over from the beginning of 2019, the leadership of the rapid reaction Force of Nato.
The so-called VJTF (Very High Readiness Joint Task Force) was set up in the Wake of the Ukraine crisis, and is also an Element of deterrence strategy against Russia, claimed since 2014, since Russia, the Crimea, again, a strong attention is dedicated to.
In Moscow, the Nato maneuvers, however, nevertheless, as a provocation seen – especially because it is held in a neighbouring country.
counter is Obviously part of the Exercise, announced by the Russian armed forces recently test-fired missiles, its Navy in international waters off the Norwegian coast. You could be held according to official Instructions for the civil aviation from Thursday to Saturday in the same area, where the Nato armed force.