U.S. Army pushes more engineer, artillery, commo gear to Europe
The U.S. Army recently grew its European Activity Set into a brigade-sized set, building up its engineer, communications and artillery equipment sets in Europe to meet the needs of commanders in the region, according to Defense News.
“It’s our best and most modern equipment,” said Gen. Dennis Via, commander of Army Materiel Command. “It sends a signal to our allies but also to our potential adversaries.”
The growth comes as the U.S. military’s 2017 budget request calls for $3.4 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative. The request quadruples previous funding levels and signals a new recognition that the former Cold War foe is once again a major global rival.
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