Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Wiesel 1 MK20 shows up at Swift Response 15...photo by Spc. Courtney Hubbard

German soldiers of the 37th Mechanized Infantry Brigade line up Wiesel 1 MK20 vehicles for multiple integrated laser engagement systems (MILES) installation in preparation for exercise Swift Response 15 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Aug. 25, 2015. The purpose of the exercise is to conduct joint and combined training events in order to evaluate brigade and battalion level execution of strategic out-load in conjunction with allied partner nations through an intermediate staging base.

Interesting.  I'm not sure how I view Germany's armed forces.  They have fabulous kit but I'm just not sure how well they're funded (to illustrate the point, check out the G36 on the hull of the vehicle first vehicle...they're suppose to be switching to HK416's and you would think that the premium units showing up for this big dog and pony would be first in line).

Having said all that, their Airborne forces are interesting.  Much smaller than the US 82nd Airborne, they still outclass them in firepower and mobility.  The Wiesel Tankette is the perfect airborne firepower vehicle.

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