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NATO Secretary General welcomes multinational fleet of tanker transport

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today (23 March 2023) welcomed the launch of a Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft fleet that is "now ready for a full range of missions" at Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands.
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Allies and invitees join forces to develop NATO’s future capabilities

Ministers from 25 Allied nations, plus Finland and Sweden, came together today (15 February 2023) to sign new major commitments to jointly develop and procure systems securing NATO’s access to cutting edge technology. Progress is being made in a range of areas, including Ground-based Air Defence, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence, and Mobility/ Counter Mobility.
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NATO Flight Training Europe receives three new training campuses

Three training campuses - in Greece, Hungary and North Macedonia - have been added to the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) High Visibility Project. The 120 Flying Training Wing in Kalamata, the Kecskemét Air Base and the Pilot Training Centre near Skopje have joined facilities in Czechia and Italy on the list of official training campuses for Allied military pilots.
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NATO hosts symposium on climate change and military capabilities

On Monday (23 January 2023), NATO hosted its first Industry Symposium on Climate Change and Capabilities, which brought together over 150 representatives from NATO Allies and industry. The participants discussed how NATO’s ambitions on climate change and security can be taken into account in the development of new military capabilities.
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More Allies join NATO’s Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative

Hungary and Romania have joined the Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative, which allows Allies to manage ammunition stockpiles effectively and collectively. In the margins of the autumn meeting of the National Armament Directors at NATO HQ on Wednesday (16 November 2022), the current participants of the Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative (Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency) welcomed Hungary and Romania to this important High Visibility Project.
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Rain on the range – Getting muddy with NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Romania

Earlier this year, Allies agreed to enhance NATO’s presence in the east of the Alliance by establishing four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia (in addition to the existing battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have been in place since 2017). Now, Allied troops are training together in these new battlegroups, demonstrating their ability and commitment to working together – come rain or come shine.
16 Jun. 2022 220616-sign-rotorcraft.jpg - Launch event - Next generation rotorcraft capability - Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence - Brussels, 99.31KB

Six Allies to explore innovative solutions for their future helicopters

In the margins of the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the Ministers of France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom dedicated 26.7 million EUR to define the future of their helicopter fleets under NATO’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project. In cooperation with industry, the participants will start from a clean sheet to explore how to match their needs with the latest technology on the market, looking at options such as hybrid and electric propulsion, a systematic open system architecture, and the delivery of radically improved flight characteristics.
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NATO Armaments Directors discuss impact of changed security environment on armaments

The Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), with representatives from Allied nations, met on 28 and 29 April 2022 for its Spring Plenary at NATO HQ.
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More Allies join NATO’s multinational capability cooperation initiatives

National Armaments Directors from 18 NATO Allies and the General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) reaffirmed their commitment to working together to develop, acquire and store capabilities in a way that’s cheaper, improves access to state-of-the-art military technology, and makes Allies more interoperable.
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NATO Enhanced Forward Presence receives first multinational ammunition warehouse

Today (23 March) the Chiefs of Defence of Belgium and Estonia formally opened the first Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative (MAWI) location in Estonia.

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