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A Polish soldier walks behind armoured vehicles loaded on to rail cars during Exercise Brilliant Jump 20. Brilliant Jump is a deployment exercise designed to test the readiness of NATO’s spearhead unit, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force. The VJTF deployed to Lithuania by land, air and sea to take part in the Lithuanian national exercise Iron Wolf II. To avoid the spread COVID-19, the deploying forces avoided civilian populations on their way to Lithuania and practiced social distancing.