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NATO needs 35-50 additional brigades to defend against Russian attack

Jul 8, 2024

NATO will need between 35 and 50 additional brigades to fully implement its new plans to defend against an attack from Russia.

Source: Reuters, citing a military source on condition of anonymity.

Details: The source declined to provide more details about the plans, which are classified. It is known that the brigade has between 3,000 and 7,000 soldiers, so the creation of another 35-50 such units will be a significant challenge.


Another indication of the scale of the challenge facing NATO is that, according to the source, Germany alone will have to quadruple its air defense capabilities.

At a summit in Vilnius last year, NATO leaders agreed on the Alliance's first major defense plans in more than three decades, and since then officials have been working to translate these documents into concrete military requirements.

Author - Olena Madiak, 08/07/2024

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