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Four NATO Allies and one partner boost Special Operations Forces capabilities

The Regional Special Operations Component Command (R-SOCC) declared that it has reached Initial Operational Capability on 12 May 2021 as part of exercise Black Swan 2021 (19 April – 14 May 2021).
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13 Allies and one NATO partner expand munitions cooperation amid significant success

Thirteen Allies and one partner nation have on 19 February committed to creating a multinational solution for addressing all of their air munition needs.
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Belgium joins the NATO Flight Training Europe initiative

On February 19 2021, Belgium joined the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) High Visibility Project.
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Two Allies and one partner join the Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) Initiative

NATO Allies Canada and Romania and NATO partner Australia joined the Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative on 20 November 2020. The Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative aims to strengthen the ability of navies to operate in a multinational context above, on, and under the water, in an increasingly complex maritime domain.
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Five nations join forces to develop the Next Generation of Medium Multi-Role Helicopters

France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom announced the launch of a multinational project on Next-Generation Rotorcraft Capabilities on 19 November 2020.
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Students graduate from Multinational Special Aviation Programme Training Centre in Croatia

On Friday 30 October 2020 the first group of students from the NATO Multinational Special Aviation Training Programme hosted by Croatia received their graduation after successfully completing a first training module. Nineteen students completed the Special Operations Air Planning Course conducted at the Multinational Special Operations Programme campus in Zadar, Croatia.
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Ten Allies agree to explore modular solution for ground based air defence

Ten NATO Defence Ministers launched a multinational initiative for developing very short range, short range and medium range Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) capabilities.
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Four Allies launch multinational initiative on Rapidly Deployable Mobile Counter Rockets, Artillery And Mortar Capability

The Defence Ministers of Germany, Greece, Hungary and the United Kingdom launched a new NATO multinational High Visibility Project (HVP) to address growing challenges in the area of Rapidly Deployable Mobile Counter Rockets, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM).
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NATO munitions project delivers one year ahead of schedule

Today (1 September 2020), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first of three shipments of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) for 2020, acquired through one of NATO’s multinational High Visibility Projects involving 13 Allies and one NATO partner(1). The PGMs, produced in the United States, are arriving between three to twelve months ahead of schedule. The total value of this acquisition is over 44 million US dollars.
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Second aircraft in NATO’s future multi-role tanker transport fleet arrives in the Netherlands

The second aircraft in NATO’s future fleet of multi-role aircraft arrived in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Monday (10 August 2020). The milestone follows the arrival of the first aircraft from the production facility in Getafe, Spain on 30 June. By the end of 2024, the full fleet will consist of eight Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, with an option to extend the contract up to eleven aircraft in the future.

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