Soldiers of the Dutch 11th Airmobile Brigade during an exercise in Zaragoza, Spain stay low to the ground after being dropped by a CH 47 Chinook helicopter.(Ministerie van Defensie)
Soldiers of the Dutch 11th Airmobile Brigade during an exercise in Zaragoza, Spain stay low to the ground after being dropped by a CH 47 Chinook helicopter.
(Ministerie van Defensie)

Dutch Paratroopers Integrated Into German Army

May 27, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Germany and the Netherlands form a joint task force.
 

A brigade of Dutch paratroopers will be integrated into a new German division of rapid reaction forces, German newspaper Rheinische Post reported on May 22. The 11th Airmobile Brigade—a mobile force of 4,500 troops that is equipped with light vehicles, mortars and anti-aircraft systems—will join 8,600 German soldiers to form the new division under German command.

With paratroopers and special forces, as well as combat and transport helicopters, the group is designed to respond quickly to new threats and help evacuate endangered German and Dutch citizens. Until now, only Britain and America had a similar type of military structure.

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