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Canada joins NATO air munitions initiative

Canada has joined NATO’s Air Battle Decisive Munitions (ABDM) framework, which reduces the costs and delivery times of ammunition. The agreement was signed on Wednesday (17 April 2024) in the margins of a bi-annual meeting of NATO’s National Armaments Directors.
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NATO Allies strengthen cooperation on military aviation training

On Monday (25 March 2024), twelve NATO Allies (Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Türkiye, and the United Kingdom) agreed to further expand military aviation training across the Alliance through the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) initiative. This includes the first ever placement of around fifty student pilots in four locations beginning this year, the addition of nine new training campuses, as well as the establishment of a dedicated industry advisory body. NFTE aims to fundamentally change the way Allies train the full range of aircrews, including pilots for jets, helicopters, and remotely piloted air systems.
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NATO concludes contracts for another $1.2 billion in artillery ammunition

On Tuesday (23 January 2024), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) Stacy Cummings concluded contracts for the purchase of around 220,000 155-millimetre artillery shells worth 1.2 billion US dollars.
12 Oct. 2023 231011d-002.jpg - Signing ceremony – Allies join NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) - Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence - Brussels, 97.97KB

NATO strengthens joint air power cooperation

Two initiatives were signed in the margins of the NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting this week (11-12 October 2023), demonstrating Allies’ commitment to work together to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence in the air domain.
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NATO Secretary General welcomes contracts worth 2.4 billion euros to strengthen ammunition stockpiles

At their meeting in Paris this week, NATO Allies and partners in the Land Battle Decisive Munitions framework drove forward efforts to increase ammunition stocks. In the run-up to this meeting, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency put framework contracts and orders into place for hundreds of thousands of pieces of key ammunition. These contracts, estimated at 2.4 billion euros – including 1 billion euros in firm orders – will deliver a wide variety of critical munition types such as 155mm artillery, anti-tank guided missiles and main battle tank ammunition. The first deliveries under these contracts are scheduled to start towards the end of 2023.
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Four more Allies join NATO’s Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative

Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany and Luxembourg joined NATO’s Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative (MAWI) on Thursday (15 June 2023). MAWI plays a key role for enabling the pre-positioning of adequate munition stockpiles in support of NATO’s multinational battlegroups on the Alliance’s eastern flank.
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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.
15 Feb. 2023 230215e-001.jpg - Signing ceremony to develop NATO’s future capabilities - Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, Brussels Belgium, 55.98KB

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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