Rapid Deployment Force
A rapid deployment force is a military
A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g...

 formation capable of quick deployment
Military deployment
Military deployment is the movement of armed forces and their logistical support infrastructure around the world.-United States:The United States Military defines the term as follows:...

 of its forces. Such forces typically consist of elite military units and may receive priority in equipment and training to prepare them for their mission.

Examples of rapid deployment forces include: Helsinki Headline Goal
Helsinki Headline Goal
The Helsinki Headline Goal was a military capability target set for 2003 during the December 1999 Helsinki European Council meeting with the aim of developing a future European Rapid Reaction Force...

 Force Catalogue European Union Battlegroups
European Union Battlegroups
An EU Battlegroup is a military unit adhering to the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union . Often based on contributions from a coalition of member states, each of the eighteen Battlegroups consists of a battalion-sized force reinforced with combat support elements...

 Varying between 16 Air Assault Brigade or an element of Royal Marines
Royal Marines
The Corps of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, commonly just referred to as the Royal Marines , are the marine corps and amphibious infantry of the United Kingdom and, along with the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, form the Naval Service...

 United States Rapid Deployment Forces NATO Response Force
NATO Response Force
The NATO Response Force is a "coherent, high-readiness, joint, multinational force package" of up to 25,000 troops that is "technologically advanced, flexible, deployable, interoperable and sustainable"...

 Finnish Rapid Deployment Force
Finnish Rapid Deployment Force
The Finnish Rapid Deployment Force is the spearhead international force of the Finnish Defence Forces . It can also be used for national defence....

 (FRDF) Norwegian Telemark Battalion
Telemark Battalion
The Telemark Bataljon is a mechanised infantry unit of the Norwegian Army. It was established in 1993, and is a part of Brigade Nord and stationed at Rena, Hedmark...

 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade
11 Luchtmobiele Brigade
The 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade '7 December is the elite rapid-reaction air assault unit of the Royal Netherlands Army. Its operators are trained to be deployed via helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft , and can be deployed anywhere in the world within 7 to maximally 20 days...

 Netherlands Marine Corps
Netherlands Marine Corps
The Korps Mariniers is the marine corps and amphibious infantry component of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The marines are trained to operate anywhere in the world in all environments, under any condition and circumstance, as a rapid reaction force. The Korps Mariniers can be deployed to a given...

 Argentine Rapid Deployment Force (FDR)Rapid Deployment Force (FUDRA) 10 Paratrooper Brigade (Malaysia)Singapore Guards
Singapore Guards
In the Singapore Armed Forces, the Guards are an elite infantry formation specializing in rapid deployment. Guards are known as elite heliborne troopers. They are well trained in heliborne operations and specialist combat skills that give them an added combat edge...

 Air Mobile Brigade
Air Mobile Brigade (Sri Lanka)
The Air Mobile Brigade is a formation of the Sri Lanka Army. It is a rapid deployment force, creating a highly mobile brigade of parachute units and airmobile units which employ helicopters. Air mobility is provided by the Mil Mi-17s of the No. 6 Squadron of the Sri Lanka Air Force.-External links:**...

  • UNPROFOR's Rapid Reaction Force, consisting of TF Alpha, TF Bravo, and the 24th Airmobile Brigade in the last years of the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
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