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8 May. 2019

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.

6 May. 2019

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).

28 Nov. 2016

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).

3 Nov. 2016

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.

6 Oct. 2016

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.

20 Jul. 2016

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.

16 Mar. 2016

NATO AWACS increases Assurance Measures to Turkey

MONS, Belgium - NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) has been deployed to one of its Forward Operating Bases (FOB) at Konya, Turkey to enhance the recognised Air and Maritime picture as part of the Alliance's tailored assurance measures to its southern Ally.

28 Jan. 2015

NATO AWACS integrates with US Navy, improves maritime capabilities

NATO AWACS took part in a live, scenario-driven tactical exercise with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28, 2015.

25 Sep. 2014

Last AWACS return home from Afghanistan

1,240 missions and 12,240 flying hours later the AWACS fleet is finally home. On Thursday, 25 September the last AWACS returned to its home base in Geilenkirchen, Germany from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

4 Aug. 2014

NATO AWACS aircraft are being upgraded with glass cockpits

To meet current and future Communication, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Manage- ment (CNS/ATM) airspace requirements, NATO’s E-3A (NE-3A) aircraft are being upgraded with glass cockpits and other advanced avionics.

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