NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) has been taking part in Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2021 in Romania.
NATO’s quick-reaction troops continue their training in Romania. The Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) has been taking part in Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER 2021.
STEADFAST DEFENDER 2021 is a NATO-led exercise involving over 9,000 troops from more than 20 NATO Allies and partners. The objective is to ensure that NATO forces are trained, able to operate together and ready to respond to any threat from any direction. This NATO Multimedia footage, released Monday 31st May, includes various shots of VJTF units from Albania, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
- (00:00) Drone shots (no sound) showing armoured vehicles from United Kingdom, Romania and Turkey moving across training ground.
- (00:26) Turkish armoured vehicles and Turkish soldiers lined up along ridgeway
- (00:44) Spanish armoured vehicles and Spanish troops lined up on training ground
- (00:57) Drone shot (no sound) of Italian infantry fighting vehicles firing on training ground
- (01:05) US soldiers carry SABOT training round to tank
- (01:32) US M1A1 Abrams tanks moving across training ground
- (01:57) US M1A1 Abrams tanks firing
- (02:08) Turkish troops simulate medical casualty training
- (02:24) Soldiers from Italy, turkey and the UK take part in a briefing
- (02:33) Albanian military policeman listens to briefing
- (02:48) Turkish military policeman standing at checkpoint, Turkish armoured vehicle passes
- (02:48) Albanian and Turkish military police officers standing together
- (02:50) Albanian Military Police officer waving Turkish armoured vehicle through checkpoint
- (02:59) Turkish and Albanian Military Police officers and Turkish troops come under a simulated attack on a checkpoint
- (03:13) Turkish troops attend to a mock medical casualty
- (03:25) Spanish armoured vehicles in a convoy
- (03:32) Turkish troops practise searching for explosive ordnance
- (03:48) Turkish troops simulate protection of Turkish convoy
- (04:16) Drone shots (no sound) – convoy of Spanish, Turkish, Romanian armoured vehicles
- (04:43) Romanian troops carrying ammunition boxes
- (05:01) Romanian soldiers practise firing rocket-propelled grenades
- (05:49) Italian soldier stands next to tree holding a Beretta ARX160
- (05:56) Italian soldiers walking through undergrowth
- (05:59) Italian soldiers practise coming under attack
- (06:02) Italian soldiers lying on ground firing weapons
- (06:33) Drone shot – US M1A1 Abrams tanks lined up in a row on training ground