German general spoke about Kaliningrad in the context of the largest NATO Air Force exercise in European history


In June, the North Atlantic Alliance plans to hold the largest air force exercise in the history of the organization. According to the chief inspector of the German Air Force, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, the maneuvers are designed to demonstrate the ability of the alliance to act effectively in an emergency.


Until now, in the exercises of the Western bloc, a large role was assigned to tank technologyHowever, if prompt action is necessary, it is aviation that is invaluable. About 12 combat aircraft will be involved in the current 250-day maneuvers, of which about 100 will be transported from the United States. At the same time, American aircraft can be deployed in Europe in just a few hours.

In addition, about 10 thousand military personnel will take part in the exercises.

At the same time, Gerhartz mentioned that the upcoming exercises would be strictly defensive in nature.

It would certainly be a provocation to imitate, for example, how we carry out missions towards Kaliningrad, but we do not do this and instead limit ourselves to protecting NATO territory

- said the German lieutenant general in an interview with the Tagesspiegel newspaper.

Gerhartz also added that with the participation of almost all NATO member states, the leading role in the maneuvers is assigned to the German Air Force.
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  1. Vdars Offline Vdars
    Vdars (Victor) 31 May 2023 16: 15
    +1
    I really want to return Koenigsberg, but it’s very scary because of the answer. Since Russia will not spare the Germans, unlike the Ukrainians!
    1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
      Tatyana 1 June 2023 16: 30
      +1
      Gerhad would keep quiet with his lies about the defensive mission of the NATO bloc!
      The aggressive nature of NATO, as the main goal-setting of its creation, is like an irremovable birthmark on the body of the formed NATO from the moment of its birth - i.e. since his actual geopolitical education to protect the national interests of the United States and their multinational companies.

      And the fact that the self-satisfied Gerhard "hang noodles on everyone's ears" only says that in Germany the history of the Germans since WWII has not taught him anything and does not teach him anything!
      In addition, Gerhard himself knows nothing more than how to fight, and no one in the power of the now revanchist Germany in another direction simply does not need him.
  2. Uncle Vlad Offline Uncle Vlad
    Uncle Vlad (Uncle Vlad) 31 May 2023 16: 39
    +1
    And the other planes no longer exist, all in Ukraine. And those that have a small resource.