NATO Chiefs of Defence Elect Rob Bauer as next Chairman of the Military Committee

October 9, 2020 – Allied Chiefs of Defence today, 9 October 2020, elected Admiral Rob Bauer, Chief of Defence of the Netherlands Armed Forces to be the next Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, the senior military adviser to the Secretary General. Admiral Bauer will take up the position following the end of Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach’s tenure…

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NCI Agency announces qualifiers of 2020 Defence Innovation Challenge

September 30, 2020 – The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency announced on Wednesday (30 September) the top eight qualifiers of the 2020 NCI Agency Defence Innovation Challenge. The evaluation panel selected eight proposals for the next phase of the Innovation Challenge. The challenge aims to accelerate transformational, state-of-the-art ideas, technologies and solutions from start-ups, small businesses and academia in…

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NATO Exercise Dynamic Mariner Begins

September 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 27, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral set sail from its base port, Toulon, to conduct the NATO exercise called Dynamic Mariner in the Mediterranean Sea . This large-scale training brings together 31 surface vessels from 7 different nations (France, Belgium, Spain, United States, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands) and more…

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Exercise Joint Warrior Begins Next Week

September 28, 2020 – Thousands of sailors, soldiers and airmen and airwomen will next week take part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a major show of NATO’s collective force and capability. Taking part will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, taking her place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group. With her…

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UK Extends Contract for NATO Submarine Rescue Missions

September 30, 2020 – A three-year contract extension to ensure NATO submariners are backed up by world-class rescue operations has been awarded to Scotland-based firm, JFD. Worth more than seven million pounds, the contract extension will reach into 2023 and provide operational support to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). Created in 2008, NSRS is a collaborative project shared between…

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Dynamic Mariner Brings Together Seven NATO Nations

September 25, 2020 – Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner-20 (DYMR20) off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner tests NATO’s Response Force Maritime Component (NRF/M) and interoperability with NATO forces, enhancing flexibility and improving the ability to work together among Allied nations. It runs between 28 September and 8 October 2020. The exercise brings…

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Exercise Joint Warrior

Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from other nations. This massive multinational war exercise involves warships, aircraft, marines and troops from UK, NATO and allied forces. The exercise doesn’t only allow participating units to hone their specialist roles within…

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NATO’s new Atlantic command declared operational

September 17, 2020 – NATO’s new Atlantic Command was declared operational in a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday (17 September 2020). Joint Force Command Norfolk, established to protect sea lanes between Europe and North America, is the first NATO headquarters dedicated to the Atlantic since 2003. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the milestone, saying: “NATO is a transatlantic…

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