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Russian paratroopers will meet up with American forces next month for an unprecedented military exercise in Colorado, according to RT News.
It's the first time Russian service members will be invited into the United States for a joint drill.
A Russian airborne task force will "exercise with U.S. special service weapons," an announcement by Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Col. Aleksandr Kucherenko revealed.
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by cavtrooper7
This story is not a hoax it's for real. Unfortunately there has been some disinformation about, but I have no idea why this has been moved to the hoax bin. If its been confirmed by DOD.
Here is the article that confirmed with DoD here.
And the one by sorcha faal here.
NATO-Russian relations are relations between the NATO military alliance and Russia.
Cooperation between Russia and NATO started in 1991. In 1994 Russia joined the Partnership for Peace programme. During the 1990s, sides have signed several important agreements on cooperation.
The Russia–NATO council was created in 2002, for handling security issues and joint projects.
Cooperation between Russia and NATO now develops in several main sectors: fighting terrorism, military cooperation, cooperation on Afghanistan (including transportation by Russia of non-military ISAF freight, and fighting the local drug production), industrial cooperation, non-proliferation, and others.
Dmitry Rogozin holds the office of the Russian envoy to NATO.
Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) program aimed at creating trust between NATO and other states in Europe and the former Soviet Union; 22 states are members. It was first proposed as an American initiative at the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Travemünde, Germany, on 20–21 October 1993, and formally launched on 10–11 January 1994 NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.
The unprecedented exercise began with a Polish aircraft leaving Krakow simulating the hijacking of a civilian aircraft to St. Petersburg.
As the simulated hijacking unfolded, two Polish F-16s from an air base in central Poland intercepted the "renegade" aircraft and turned the mission over to the two Russian Sukhoi jets that guided the plane to Malbork, in northern Poland.
Russian warships will be equipped with NATO navigation and communications systems to improve coordination in anti-piracy missions around the world, Chief of the Russian General Staff Nikolai Makarov said on Wednesday.
The issue has been discussed during a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels.
“We decided to install standard NATO navigation and communications systems on our warships,” Makarov said.
NATO warships have been patrolling the pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast since 2008, as part of Operation Ocean Shield. NATO has recently extended its mission in the Gulf of Aden and adjacent areas until 2014.
Russia joined the international anti-piracy mission in the region in 2008. Russian warships have successfully escorted more than 130 commercial vessels from various countries since then.
Task forces from the Russian Navy, usually led by Udaloy class destroyers, operate in the area on a rotating basis.
A task force from Russia’s Northern Fleet, led by the Udaloy class destroyer Vice Admiral Kulakov, will arrive in the Gulf of Aden in the beginning of May to join the anti-piracy mission.
t's worth noting the Russians will have access to U.S. military weapons training at the Army's Fort Carson — "Home of America's Best" — ahead of the scheduled May 24-31 drills. They'll also be trained to understand and operate hardware used by U.S. forces in airborne missions including "parachuting, operation planning, reconnaissance, assault operations and evacuations by helicopter."
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by sonnny1
If the DoD confirmed it, then whats that matter. Unless that is a hoax too?
But if any of you are feeling froggy, maybe call the DoD and confirm, or better yet, email them and get written confirmation.
"After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers," Kucherenko said,