NATO’s spearhead force specialises in rapid deployment. During Exercise Noble Jump 23, they honed that capability in Sardinia.
The NATO Response Force’s quick-reaction unit, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), proved itself ready to deploy at short notice during Exercise Noble Jump 23, in Sardinia (Italy).
Around 2,200 troops from seven NATO Allies – Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway – participated in the exercise, with logistical support provided by Italy, as host nation. Of those, more than 700 belonged to the German Army’s Panzergrenadier Brigade 37, which leads the VJTF’s land component for 2023. Under the command of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, the troops conducted tactical training to ensure their readiness to respond to any threat.
The VJTF is part of the NATO Response Force, a multinational unit capable of countering threats on land, in the air and at sea with regular and Special Operations units. The NRF can also perform peace-support operations, protect critical infrastructure and support disaster relief.
Footage includes shots of the VJTF deploying to Sardinia, with a cargo ship and transport aircraft offloading equipment for VJTF’s deployment.
---SHOTLIST--- (00:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF CARGO SHIP PULLS INTO PORT IN SARDINIA, ITALY (00:07) VARIOUS SHOTS – GERMAN ARMY PANZERHAUBITZE 2000 MOBILE ARTILLERY ROLLING OFF TRANSPORT SHIP (00:21) VARIOUS SHOTS – GERMAN ARMY LEOPARD 2 MAIN BATTLE TANK ROLLING OFF TRANSPORT SHIP (00:33) MEDIUM SHOT – DUTCH ARMY BOXER INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE ROLLING OFF TRANSPORT SHIP (00:37) MEDIUM SHOT – DUTCH ARMY BUSHMASTER INFANTRY MOBILITY VEHICLE ROLLING OFF TRANSPORT SHIP (00:41) WIDE SHOT – NORWEGIAN ARMY LEOPARD 2 MAIN BATTLE TANK PIVOTING IN FRONT OF TRANSPORT SHIP (00:46) VARIOUS DRONE SHOTS (MUTE) – VJTF VEHICLES STAGED FOR ONWARD MOVEMENT AT PORT (01:00) VARIOUS SHOTS – ITALIAN SOLDIERS LAUNCH AND OPERATE SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (01:11) VARIOUS SHOTS – GERMAN TROOPS ARRIVING AT AIRPORT IN SARDINIA (01:40) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORWEGIAN LEOPARD 2 MANOEUVRING IN STAGING AREA (01:49) VARIOUS SHOTS – NORWEGIAN CV-90 INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE MANOEUVRING IN STAGING AREA (01:54) WIDE SHOT – GERMAN ARMY PANZERHAUBITZE 2000 MANOEUVRING IN STAGING AREA (02:00) WIDE SHOT – NORWEGIAN ATV VEHICLES MANOEUVRING IN STAGING AREA (02:07) VARIOUS SHOTS – ANTONOV AN-124 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT LANDING IN SARDINIA (02:20) VARIOUS SHOTS – PERSONNEL OFFLOADING CARGO FROM ANTONOV AN-124 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT
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