U.S. Navy Conducts Interoperability with NATO in Black Sea

January 23, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and NATO Air Command conducted 2021’s first joint maritime and air training mission in the Black Sea Jan. 23. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75); one U.S. Navy P-8 Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft from VP-46 out of Sigonella, Italy,; and NATO Air Command aircraft E-3A Airborne Warning and Control…

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NATO Selects Thales to Supply Its First Defence Cloud for the Armed Forces

January 25, 2021 – NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defense cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours. Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process on the basis of its defense systems integration know-how. With this contract, the Group enters a new market sector and demonstrating…

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Netherlands Begins Term of SNMCMG1 Command

January 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands today takes over command from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). The fleet association will be clearing explosives in the North Sea and Baltic Sea for the next 6 months. It also ensures that the fleet is ready for military operations at any time. The Royal Netherlands Navy is in charge…

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Operation Sea Guardian Ends Mediterranean Patrol

December 10, 2020 – NATO Operation Sea Guardian has finished its last focused security patrol for 2020 today (10 December). As part of this activity (known as a focused operation), which started on 24 November, NATO maritime assets have been helping provide an accurate maritime picture to NATO commanders, enforcing counter-terrorism measures, and working with partners. Sea Guardian’s current flagship…

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Foreign Ministers address NATO 2030, Afghanistan, Russia, security in the Black Sea region, and the rise of China

December 2, 2020 – NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of virtual meetings on Wednesday (2 December 2020) to discuss key issues, including NATO’s adaptation, Russia’s military build-up, the rise of China, and Afghanistan. Addressing the situation in Afghanistan, Allies underlined their commitment to the NATO training mission and to supporting the Afghan security forces in the fight against terrorism.…

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Patino Returns from SNMG2 Deployment

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Combat Supply Vessel Patiño has returned to its base port in Ferrol, upon completion of its two-month deployment in NATO Permanent Naval Grouping Number 2 (SNMG-2) in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The reception ceremony was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron (COMANDES 31), the captain Santiago Vila Barrón.…

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USS Ross Completes Second NATO Air-Defense Exercise in the Baltic

November 29, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a series of air defense and fighter control exercises with NATO air forces in the Baltic Sea, Nov. 28, 2020. German Eurofighter F2000 aircraft from NATO Air Command conducted a series of flyovers while Ross’ air-intercept controllers directed the aircraft in a series of tactical air defense exercises. “Air defense exercises…

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NATO Secretary General Promotes Great Reset at Halifax International Security Forum

November 22, 2020 – Preparing the Alliance for the future with the NATO 2030 initiative, and using it to address the rise of China, cyber threats and other challenges, were the main topics of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s participation in the Halifax International Security Forum today (22 November 2020). The Secretary General engaged in an online conversation with Robin…

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France, Germany, Greece, Italy & UK to Develop Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

November 19, 2020 – France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020. The project is dedicated to the modernization of existing rotorcraft fleets and is one of NATO’s High Visibility Projects (HVP). A significant number of medium multi role helicopter capabilities currently operated by Allies…

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