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10:50 AM, September 6, 2014
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NATO Summit 2014, Wales

Arms companies from the US and UK could benefit from a NATO’s proposal to create a rapid response force.

Britain pledged to commit 1,000 troops to the NATO “Spearhead” force. British Prime Minister, David Cameron said during his address at the NATO summit in Wales on September 5.

NATO’s “Very High Readiness Joint Task Force” or “Spearhead” will be headquartered in Poland and will have pre-positioned equipment available on it, Cameroon proposed.

Most exhibitors were interested as the exposition would give them an opportunity to meet decision makers from NATO’s 28 member states and other partner nations. Representatives included several heads of states, high-level military officers and officials from various defense establishments.

BAE systems, MBDA, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Airbus and Lockheed Martin were the sponsors for the exhibition. The exhibit saw mock-up of a Typhoon fast jet fully armed with Storm Shadow, Meteor and other weapons and a mock-up of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet, BAE Terrier armored combat engineer vehicle.

A variant of General Dynamics’ armored vehicle and Foxhound light armored vehicle were also on display.

NATO faces increasing threats from Russia and militant groups in the Middle East.

Britain has said it will sign a letter of intent at the summit with Estonia, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway to create a Joint Expeditionary Force to improve capability co-operation.

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