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    18th MP Brigade Installs ARAT Tiles [Image 1 of 3]

    18th MP Brigade Installs ARAT Tiles



    Photo by Sgt. Evan Ruchotzke 

    U.S. Army Europe and Africa     

    An M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank is brought to an installation site to be equipped with Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles at Bergen-Hohne Training Area, Germany, July 10, 2020 prior to phase two of DEFENDER-Europe 20. The ARAT consists of 62 tiles, weighing nearly two tons, that are designed to detonate upon impact from rocket propelled grenades forcing explosions away from the tank’s tracks. DEFENDER-Europe 20 was designed as a deployment exercise to build strategic readiness in support of the U.S. National Defense Strategy and NATO deterrence objectives. In response to COVID-19, DEFENDER-Europe 20 was modified in size and scope. Phase I of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20 was linked exercise Allied Spirit, which took place at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, June 5-19, with approximately 6,000 U.S. and Polish Soldiers. In Phase II of the modified DEFENDER-Europe 20, a U.S.-based combined arms battalion will conduct an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise to Europe July 14 – Aug. 22. For more information about DEFENDER-Europe, visit (US Army Photo by Sgt. Evan Ruchotzke)



    Date Taken: 07.10.2020
    Date Posted: 07.17.2020 14:41
    Photo ID: 6278418
    VIRIN: 200710-A-UC661-001
    Resolution: 5184x3456
    Size: 11.33 MB
    Location: BREMEN, SN, DE

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