The Navy and Marines, along with Finnish, Swedish and British forces stormed Sweden’s beach with a big amphibious landing near Ravlunda.
The huge show of force for the blue-green NATO team, shown in the sweet 4-minute video above, was part of the ongoing BALTOPS exercise, an annual military training event put on by NATO. This year’s BALTOPS comes amid heavy tensions with Russia over its incursions into eastern Ukraine and its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.
Over the weekend, Polish officials announced that the U.S. Army was getting ready to move heavy weaponry to Poland, though it did not specify what kinds of weapons would be moved. Analysts see the move as a way to rapidly respond to a military incursion of Poland, a NATO ally, without having to move heavy equipment overseas.