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NATO wraps up its largest exercise since the Cold War

NATO’s largest exercise in decades, Steadfast Defender 2024, concluded on Friday (31 May 2024). During the four-month exercise, Allies demonstrated how they can deploy forces from both sides of the Atlantic rapidly across the Alliance. Approximately 90,000 troops, over 80 aircraft, 50 ships and 1,100 combat vehicles took part in the exercise.
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There’s no business like snow business – US Marines build their skills in the Norwegian Arctic

The US Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment are heading to the northernmost part of Norway for exercise Nordic Response – part of NATO’s Steadfast Defender 24, the largest NATO exercise in decades. But before they get there, they’ll need to master the unforgiving Norwegian winter.
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Allies demonstrate strengthened deterrence and defence during Polish-led Dragon 24 exercise

Troops from France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Türkiye, UK and the US conducted a crossing of the Vistula river near Korzeniewo, Poland, this week (4-5 March 2024). The river crossing was part of Exercise Dragon 24, a Polish-led operational and tactical level multinational exercise and a key element of Steadfast Defender 24, NATO’s largest military exercise in decades. The river crossing was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda.
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NATO’s largest exercise in decades, “Steadfast Defender”, gets underway

NATO on Wednesday (24 January 2024) launched its biggest military exercise in decades with 90,000 personnel set to take part in months-long manoeuvres spanning the North Atlantic and Europe. Exercise “Steadfast Defender” will test the Alliance’s ability to defend against a near-peer adversary in an Article 5 scenario.
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Sniper Activity – NATO Allies and partners spar at the European Best Sniper Team Competition

The European Best Sniper Team Competition pits 45 teams of sharpshooters from many NATO Allies and partners against each other for seven days of gruelling and stressful tests of skill. In 2023, NATO’s newest Ally Finland triumphed. For those familiar with Finnish history, this comes as no surprise.
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NATO’s flagship cyber exercise concludes in Estonia

From 27 November to 1 December, Allied and partner cyber defenders tested their ability to protect networks and critical infrastructure against realistic and complex cyber threats and attacks.
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NATO holds long-planned annual nuclear exercise

NATO will launch its long-planned annual nuclear exercise “Steadfast Noon” on Monday (16 October 2023) with up to 60 aircraft taking part in training flights over southern Europe.
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NATO Allies and partners conclude exercises Northern Challenge 23 and Northern Spirit 23 in Iceland

Two NATO exercises involving Allies and partners have conclude in Keflavik, Iceland: Northern Challenge 23 and Northern Spirit 23. Northern Challenge is an annual exercise led by the Icelandic Coast Guard, aimed at delivering the most modernised explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised device devices disposal (IEDD) training globally. The exercise took place from 21 September to 4 October.
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NATO tests counter-drone technologies during exercise

From 12 to 22 September 2023, over 300 participants from 15 Allied and three partner nations, the European Union and the private sector gathered in the Netherlands to increase their ability to counter potential threats posed by the malign use of small drones.
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NATO exercises with new maritime unmanned systems in Portugal

Two exercises focusing on the integration of new maritime technologies into NATO operations and the ability of autonomous underwater vehicles to operate together are being held in Portugal this month.

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