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German LRRPs conduct freefall training in Tennessee

Soldiers of Fernspählehrkompanie 200 (long range reconnaissance training company) visited Tennessee recently to practice their skills in military free-fall operations with full equipment.

The company belongs to the German Army’s special operations division and provides the division’s organic long range reconnaissance capabilities.

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Click on the picture above to jump to the video – in German language.

Source:  Bundeswehr News Service.

Belgian Special Operations Command Pathfinders – Air Insertion Training

Belgium’s SOC Pathfinders have posted a couple of nice videos on their Facebook page of some Air Insertion Training in Slovenia and Morocco.

SOC Pathfinders

An interesting detail I picked up on while watching the videos in High Definition mode was that some of the guys are clearly wearing clothing from UF PRO in addition to their standard issue “Pizzaflage” camo uniforms.

SOC Pathfinders and UF PRO

click on the photos to jump to the videos on their Facebook page.

And congratulations to the team at UF PRO!

British paratroopers conduct air-borne assault on Salisbury Plain

British Paratroopers have practised a mission that could come off the pages of their proud history as they prepare for future operations around the world.

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C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment recently carried out an airborne assault on Salisbury Plain as part of Exercise WESSEX STORM.

Some 100 paratroopers jumped from two RAF C-130J Hercules flying at 800 foot onto the Fox Covert drop zone. The Colchester-based troops jumped in Overhead Assault Mode, wearing body armour and webbing with weapons and daysacks strapped to their legs.

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2 PARA jump and train in Kenya

The British Army’s rapid reaction force has jumped into Kenya to begin six-weeks of training in an operation known as Exercise ASKARI STORM.

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Troops from the 2 PARA Battlegroup parachuted from an RAF C130J Hercules onto the dusty plains of the Archers Post training area.

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The 1,200-strong battlegroup that has deployed to Kenya is built around the airborne infantry of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment bolstered by artillery, engineers, medics, military police, signallers, intelligence specialists and logisticians from 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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British Army rapid reaction force jumps into Poland

Paratroopers from 16 Air Assault Brigade have been working alongside their Polish counterparts as they train together on a NATO exercise in Poland to practice capturing bridges.

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Exercise Anakonda has seen A Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (A Coy, 3 PARA) work with the Polish 16th Airborne Battalion, 16 Battalion Powietrznodesantowy. The troops have planned and carried out missions side by side, to improve their understanding of the similarities and differences between them so that they are better prepared to operate together.

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