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DEFENDER-Europe 20 Begins In Belgium

British Army MAN 8x8 Recovery Vehicle disembarking MV Eddystone at the start of DEFENDER-Europe 20 in Antwerp, 03 February 2020 [©Bob Morrison]
British Army military vehicles arrived in Belgium yesterday signifying the start of the US-led multinational Exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20.


Exercise DEFENDER-Europe 20 (DEF20) is a US-led multinational exercise, including NATO’s participation. It will see the largest deployment of US-based forces to Europe in the last 25 years, with 20,000 soldiers deploying directly from the United States to Europe. It demonstrates US commitment to NATO and its resolve to stand by its European Allies and partners.

The following NATO TV video, speedily produced by Jack and Krista, includes both an interview with Colonel Paul Haccuria, Military Commander of the Antwerp region, and drone footage of the British Ro-Ro ferry MV Eddystone as well as footage of the first British Army vehicles disembarking.

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