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SR22 ~ NATO Paratroopers Exercise In North Macedonia

Italian Paratroopers on SWIFT RESPONSE 2022 in North Macedonia [© NATO Multimedia]

A field of red poppies made the perfect landing spot for hundreds of Italian paratroopers during a NATO exercise in North Macedonia.

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NATO Allies have been taking part in an exercise hosted, among others, by NATO’s newest member, North Macedonia. SWIFT RESPONSE 22 is a US Army-led exercise involving paratroopers from various NATO countries. One part of the training saw Italian paratroopers jump out of US C-130 airplanes and land in a field of red poppies.

SWIFT RESPONSE 22 runs from 5 to 24 May. Other parts of the exercise are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland and Slovenia.

[© NATO Multimedia]

This NATO Multimedia footage, captured Wednesday 16th and released yesterday, includes shots of French, Italian and UK troops plus US Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters and C-130 aircraft. It also includes soundbites from Brigadier Nick Cowley, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade Combat Team, British Army.

Shotlist:-

  • (00:00) US Army Chinook helicopters approaching a landing in Krivolak training area
  • (00:30) French troops deploying from US Army Chinook helicopter
  • (00:48) French troops with weapons raised and firing, advancing across open terrain
  • (00:54) UK troops walking across open terrain
  • (01:07) US Army Black Hawk helicopters flying over Krivolak training area
  • (01:16) US Army Black Hawk helicopters approach a landing in Krivolak training area
  • (01:26) US Army Chinook helicopters flying over Krivolak training area
  • (01:30) US Army Black Hawk helicopters flying over Krivolak training area
  • (01:34) US Army c-130 airplanes flying over Krivolak training area
  • (01:48) Italian paratroopers dropping from US Army C-130 airplanes over Krivolak training area
  • (02:26) Italian paratroopers dropping into Krivolak training area
  • (03:04) Italian paratroopers walking through Krivolak training area
  • (03:38) Italian paratroopers crossing river using inflatable boats at Krivolak training area
  • (04:00) US A-10 thunderbolt flying overhead at Krivolak training area
  • (04:04) US Apache helicopter flying overhead at Krivolak training area
  • (04:13) US Black Hawk medical lift helicopter taking off
  • (04:30) US Army Chinook hovering in air
  • (04:40) US Black Hawk medical lift helicopter hovering in air
  • (04:47) Italian paratroopers crossing river
  • (05:03) North Macedonia scenery
  • (05:23) Soundbite: Brigadier Nick Cowley, Commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade Combat Team.

¤ See also:- SWIFT RESPONSE 2022 ~ British Army In North Macedonia

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