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12 Jan. 2018

Italy takes lead of the NATO Response Force Land Component Command

At a ceremony on Wednesday (10 January 2018) in the Netherlands, the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Italy took over responsibility of the land component command of the 2018 NATO Response Force (NRF) from the British-led Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. The NRF is a multinational force made up of land, air, maritime and special operations forces components that the Alliance can deploy quickly, wherever needed. Since 2014, NATO has tripled the size of the NRF to 40,000 troops, including a high-readiness spearhead force, ready to move within days.

2 Oct. 2017

''Brilliant Mariner 2017'': showcasing NATO maritime strength

Northwood, UK – Three NATO Standing Groups participate this year with the French Aero-Naval Rapid Reaction Force (FRMARFOR) in exercise BRILLIANT MARINER 2017, a Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operation Exercise designed to support the certification of the naval component of the NATO Response Force (NRF) for 2018.

28 Aug. 2017

NATO battlegroups in Baltic nations and Poland fully operational

NATO’s four multinational battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are now fully operational. This milestone comes after the Canadian-led battlegroup based at Camp Ādaži in Latvia became the fourth battlegroup to complete its Certification Exercise.

5 Nov. 2015

NATO demonstrating Maritime power during Trident Juncture 15 exercise

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, accompanied by Deputy Chairman, Lt Gen Mark O. Schissler, attended the Distinguished Visitors (DV) Day today (5 November 2015) in Troia, Portugal, together with the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, representatives of the North Atlantic Council and Military Committee and other high ranking officials. The DV Day focused on the Maritime component of the Trident Juncture 2015 Exercise.

5 Nov. 2015

Secretary General, North Atlantic Council in Portugal to see Trident Juncture at Sea

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with other senior Allied officials and military commanders, attended a number of Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 training sessions in Portugal on Thursday (5 November 2015) showcasing the skills and readiness of NATO’s maritime forces. “Over the past weeks our Allied troops have been tested at land, at sea and in the air. Allied forces have improved their readiness, their skills and their ability to work together in crisis situations,” said the Secretary General.

4 Nov. 2015

Allied and Partner Interoperability successfully tested during Trident Juncture 15

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee attended the Distinguished Visitors Day (DV Day) in Zaragoza, Spain, together with the NATO Secretary General, Mr Jens Stoltenberg, representatives of the North Atlantic Council and Military Committee and other high ranking officials. The DV day focused on the Land component of the Trident Juncture 2015 Exercise.

4 Nov. 2015

Trident Juncture shows NATO capabilities ‘are real and ready’

The training of Allied forces during Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 shows that NATO is able to defend all Allies against any threat, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday (4 November 2015) after watching a live military demonstration of Allied forces working together in Spain. “Trident Juncture shows that NATO’s capabilities are real and ready,” the Secretary General said.

3 Nov. 2015

A view from the ground: the land component of Trident Juncture 2015

The capabilities of NATO's land forces are being put to the test during Exercise Trident Juncture 2015: the largest military exercise of the Alliance in more than a decade. Land forces from 16 NATO Allies are participating in the exercise together with air, maritime and special operations forces to improve their readiness and ability to work together across a wide range of capabilities.

30 Oct. 2015

On the wings of Trident Juncture 2015

Air crews from Allied and partner nations are training to improve their readiness and ability to work together and interact with land and naval forces during NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 exercise. More than 160 aircraft including fighter jets, refueling tankers, transport aircraft, helicopters, surveillance planes and drones are training in the exercise, operating from 15 air bases in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, the three Allies hosting Trident Juncture.

29 Oct. 2015

NATO opens Trident Juncture exercise to international observers

Observers from member nations of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and from other countries around the world have been invited to witness NATO’s biggest military exercise in over a decade, Trident Juncture 2015, which is currently taking place in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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