The Grenadier Guards of the British Army are on standby to deploy as part of NATO’s Spearhead Force, otherwise known as the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force or VJTF.
On the Salisbury Plain training ground in the United Kingdom, the regiment’s Support Company recently demonstrated the capabilities of various weapons systems.
Footage includes members of Support Company firing various weapons from the NLAW and Javelin anti-tank weapons to the smaller machine guns and sniper rifles.
Keeping NATO state-of-the-art (2016)
Published on 3 Nov 2016
Protecting its population is one of NATO’s core missions.
Thanks to multinational cooperation and partnerships with industry, NATO is constantly working on enhancing its key capabilities, such as the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) system, Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) and Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system.
In a world that faces multiple new threats, being able to collect data and share it quickly with decision-makers within the Alliance is key to assure protection of our population and make Alliance territory safer.
In 2016, the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) celebrates its 50th anniversary. Its work to facilitate collaboration among Allies in capability development has continuously ensured the Alliance could have state-of-the-art capabilities readily available at all the times.