Bringing Special Forces Units together (MASTER)

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Bringing Special Forces Units together (MASTER)

NATO Secretary General witnesses how Special Forces from 8 Allies and Partner nations operate together during the Night Hawk exercise in Denmark. Anders Fogh Rasmussen joined a Special Forces group from the Netherlands on the initial stages of the mission, and observed the final stage of the operation from close to the site.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949.

NATO constitutes a system of collective defense in response to an attack by any external party.

The NATO headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium.

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In real life special operations take careful planning and preparation,
but when Special Forces practice, they take their tasks just as seriously:
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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen attended the joint Special Forces exercise, Night Hawk, in Denmark this week and was briefed during mission rehearsals by the Dutch green berets:
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This years edition of the two-weeks exercise brought together Special Forces of 8 NATO Allies and Partner nations.
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Land and air units from Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia, the UK and the US, together with partners Finland and Sweden, took part in the training:
SOT: LtCol Claus Wammen
Commander of the Jaeger Corps
“This year we’ve been bringing the preparation and the planning piece into it also and now we’ve got the cooperation all the way from planning starts to operation ends.”
Night Hawk 2011 was hosted by the Danish Jaeger Corps, based at Aalborg Air Base. But because the exercise was conducted over most of Denmark, several types of helicopters, fighter jets and transport aircrafts were deployed.
SOT: LtCol Claus Wammen
Commander of the Jaeger Corps
“The main purpose of exercise Night Hawk is to train the cooperation between air and land, so for Special Operations, the coordination with not only planes, but also the planning towards utilizing the planes in a special operation.”
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During the exercise Secretary General Rasmussen accompanied a Special Forces group from the Netherlands on their mission to free a group of hostages being held in a building used as a storage facility.
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He also joined some Jaeger Special Forces parachuting from a C130 airplane to see how the Special Forces conduct their operations.
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While nations select, organise and train their own Special Forces, the Night Hawk exercise is a great opportunity for Special Forces from different countries to work and operate together.
SOT: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
NATO Secretary General
“Such military exercises are very important for our operations and for the development of our military capabilities. And this is why it is highly relevant for me as a politician to see with my own eyes how our servicemen and women in uniform work in real life.”
SOT: LtCol Claus Wammen
Commander of the Jaeger Corps
“The main takeaway is that we act pretty good in the cooperation, the mindset between the Air Force, the crews and what Special Operations Forces need in order to fulfil their tasks is actually quite good.”
In a time of globalized threats it’s good to know that a multinational approach brings together Special Forces units, ready to be deployed in the entire spectrum of Special Operations.
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Language: English

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 03:05

Country: United States