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NATO AWACS aircraft trains with Polish and US air forces

A NATO AWACS aircraft arrived in Krakow, Poland on Friday (21 August 2020) for a week-long training event with the Polish and US air forces. The long-planned activity involves exercising air command and control over Allied territory. Based at Geilenkirchen Air Base in Germany, NATO's fleet of 14 AWACS aircraft conducts a wide range of operations – including flights in support of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, as well as Operation Sea Guardian.
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Industry experts contribute to NATO’s future surveillance capabilities

More than 100 industry experts met at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (03 March 2020) to consider emerging technologies and concepts to meet NATO’s future surveillance and command and control requirements.
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Working with industry is integral part of NATO’s success, says Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

On 29th January 2020, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Geilenkirchen Airbase where he met Leanne Caret, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense Space & Security, Air Commodore Andrew Martin, Deputy Force Commander and Brigadier General Brian McDaniel, E-3A Component Commander of NATO’s Airborne Warning & Control System fleet.
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Secretary General marks $1 billion contract to modernise NATO’s fleet of AWACS aircraft

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Boeing International, Sir Michael Arthur, met at Melsbroek Airport in Brussels on Wednesday (27 November 2019) to mark a major investment in the Alliance’s fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft. NATO’s 1 billion dollar contract with Boeing will modernise the AWACS fleet, ensuring they continue to support the Alliance’s missions to 2035.
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NATO ships start missile defence drill off Scotland

Ships from nine NATO countries are taking part in live-fire air and missile defence drills off the coast of Scotland from Tuesday (7 May 2019). Exercise Formidable Shield will take place at the United Kingdom’s Hebrides training range, in the Western Isles of Scotland and will run until 19 May. Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO will conduct the exercise on behalf of the US Navy.
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NATO Allies stand with Turkey: Secretary General Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Turkey for its strong contributions to the Alliance and emphasized that NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey in a visit to Ankara on Monday (6 May 2019).
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NATO ambassadors visit Brunssum and Geilenkirchen

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller led the ambassadors to the North Atlantic Council in a visit to NATO’s Joint Force Command Headquarters in Brunssum, Netherlands and to the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Headquarters in Geilenkirchen, Germany on Monday (28 November 2016).
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Military Committee visits NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Headquarters

NATO’s Military Committee visited the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&C) Headquarters in Geilenkirchen, Germany on 3 November 2016 to gain further insights on NAEW E-3A current operations, programs and support capabilities.
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NATO's AWACS flights reach milestone: 1,000th patrol over Eastern Europe

NATO AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) reconnaissance planes flew their 1000th flight over Eastern Europe on Wednesday (5 October). This milestone sends a strong signal of NATO’s solidarity with Allies in the eastern part of the Alliance.
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NATO Secretary General attends meeting of Counter-ISIL Coalition

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition at Joint Air Base Andrews, Maryland on Wednesday (20 July 2016). Discussions focused on the military campaign against ISIL and reaffirmed nations' resolve to degrade and defeat the terrorist organisation.

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