|18 Oct. 2021 ||
NATO launches annual deterrence exercise
NATO kicked off its annual deterrence exercise on Monday (18 October 2021), with dozens of aircraft from across the Alliance practicing the defence of NATO’s European Allies. The week-long exercise, called “Steadfast Noon”, is taking place over southern Europe, and involves aircraft and personnel from 14 NATO countries.
|21 Sep. 2021 ||
Allies and partners train to save lives during natural disasters
From 20 to 23 September 2021, 27 Allies and partners and 16 regional and international organisations came together in and around the cities of Ohrid and Struga in North Macedonia, practising their ability to work together and save lives during high-intensity natural disasters.
|19 Jul. 2021 ||
NATO ships exercise in the Black Sea
Over 2,000 forces and 30 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2021 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July and wraps up today (19 July), involves forces from 14 NATO Allies and partners – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.
|03 Jul. 2021 ||
NATO holds air defence exercise in the Black Sea
NATO air and maritime forces conducted air defence drills off Romania’s coast on Friday (2 July 2021), ensuring that allied forces remain ready to operate together in the strategic Black Sea region. The one-day manoeuvres saw Greek and Turkish fighter jets prod the air defences of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, which is currently in the region. A NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, Romanian fighter jets and a Turkish patrol aircraft supported the drill. Friday’s exercise ran in parallel to Sea Breeze 2021 – a major annual naval exercise in the Black Sea - which involves 5,000 troops from NATO and other countries and around 30 ships and 40 aircraft.
|27 May. 2021 ||
Secretary General visits HMS Queen Elizabeth on NATO exercise Steadfast Defender
NATO ships, submarines, and aircraft are training off the coast of Portugal to practice NATO’s ability to defend sea lines of communication between North America and Europe. Among the 20 ships participating in exercise Steadfast Defender is the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on its maiden deployment.
|15 May. 2021 ||
NATO warships start major air and missile defence exercise
Europe’s biggest and most complex air and missile exercise gets underway on Saturday (15 May 2021) with ships and aircraft from across NATO defending against a variety of missiles. Exercise “At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield” is held primarily at the Hebrides range off Scotland, and also at the Andoya training site off Norway, involving 15 ships and dozens of aircraft from ten NATO nations.
|06 May. 2021 ||
Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 to test NATO readiness and military mobility
NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 kicks off this month, bringing together more than 20 NATO Allies and partners from North America and Europe1. “Exercise Steadfast Defender 2021 will test NATO’s readiness and military mobility – with forces deploying across land and sea, all the way from North America to the Black Sea region and off the coast of Portugal,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “With over 9,000 troops, the exercise demonstrates that NATO has the capabilities and the resolve to protect all Allies against any threat,” he added.
|23 Feb. 2021 ||
NATO anti-submarine warfare exercise gets underway in Italy
Submarines, ships and aircraft from eight NATO Allies are taking part in a major naval exercise which started off the Sicilian coast on Monday (22 February 2021). Exercise Dynamic Manta is NATO’s annual anti-submarine-warfare exercise which helps to ensure Allies can operate together seamlessly. Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States are participating, with five submarines, five surface ships, five maritime patrol aircraft, and a French aircraft carrier with its support ships.
|16 Nov. 2020 ||
NATO readies for cyber threats
NATO’s biggest cyber defence exercise, the week-long Cyber Coalition started on Monday (16 November). The exercise aims to train cyber defenders in their ability to defend NATO and national networks and will test decision making processes and procedures.
|30 Oct. 2020 ||
NATO deploys very high readiness force in major test
NATO launched its main annual exercise for the Alliance’s quick reaction force on Wednesday (28 October 2020) with around 2,500 troops deploying to Lithuania. Exercise “Brilliant Jump” will test NATO’s logistics and its ability to respond and move NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force quickly in the event of a crisis.