PICTURED: EU army military exercise as operation Black Blade launched in Belgium

Belgian army Special Forces are seen during the Black Blade military exercise (Reuters)

 

HELICOPTERS and dozens of special ops troops have taken part in operation Black Blade, a military exercise organised by the European Defence Agency.

Belgian army special forces were pictured abseiling from a chopper at Florennes airbase near the border with France.

Several other European Union countries were also taking part in the drills, which came on the same day that Brussels unveiled its biggest defence funding and research plan in more than a decade. Continue reading