The first American armored brigade units arrived at the Belgian Antwerp port and started to unload for further transportation to Eastern Europe, the press-service of Belgian Ministry of Defense stated on Saturday, May 19.
“Military equipment of the U.S.A was delivered to the port of Antwerp for further deployment in Eastern Europe as part of the Atlantic Resolve operation,” the Ministry stated on its Twitter account.
The U.S. Embassy in Belgium stated that 85 tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, 18 Paladin self-propelled howitzers, hundreds vehicles and 3.3 thousand personnel will transit through the port of Antwerp as part of rotation.
The final destination of this transfer is Poland. 800 vehicles are currently unloading in the port, and two additional vessels carrying military equipment are expected to arrive.
On May 2, it was announced that the first armored brigade at the place of permanent deployment in Fort Hood, Texas, was transferred to Europe. It will replace the second armored brigade of the 1st Infantry Division in Poland. It was reported earlier that the U.S. is open for negotiation to increase its military personnel on the territory of Poland.