11th November - NRDC-ITA on two wheels at EICMA2016
Rho (MI), 10-13th November 2016. The NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Italy and the Italian Army are present at the International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition of Milan (EICMA2016) in a dedicated area where it is possible to jump on a bike-riding simulator and enjoy a selection of motorcycles from the Italian Army Museum of classic military vehicles in Rome.
“It is nothing new, not a new concept at all – said Brigadier General Christos Drivas, NRDC-ITA Joint Logistic Support Group Commander, bike rider and enthusiast - from a military point of view, in particular circumstances, it can be safer and more effective to be lighter and faster when approaching hostile forces or during reconnaissance and scouting missions”.
Military history proves bicycles and motorcycle have been successfully used in military operations: in fact militarized ones have allowed fast reconnaissance and communications between the frontlines and rear areas.