|14 Nov. 2023 ||
NATO Secretary General addresses protection of critical undersea infrastructure, support to Ukraine with EU Defence Ministers
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union with EU Defence Ministers in Brussels on Tuesday (14 November 2023) to discuss the protection of critical undersea infrastructure and the importance of continued support to Ukraine.
|19 Oct. 2023 ||
NATO steps up Baltic Sea patrols after subsea infrastructure damage
NATO and Allies are stepping up patrols in the Baltic Sea following recent damage to undersea infrastructure in the region. The increased measures include additional surveillance and reconnaissance flights, including with maritime patrol aircraft, NATO AWACS planes, and drones. A fleet of four NATO minehunters is also being dispatched to the area.
|12 Oct. 2023 ||
Defence Ministers address deterrence and defence, NATO missions, situation in the Middle East
NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of meetings in Brussels on Thursday (12 October 2023), addressing the Alliance’s defence plans and operations, and meeting with their Israeli counterpart.
|12 Oct. 2023 ||
NATO Defence Ministers launch initiative to enhance maritime surveillance capabilities
On 12 October 2023 NATO Defence Ministers and the Swedish Defence Minister endorsed the Digital Ocean Vision, a pioneering initiative to enhance NATO’s maritime situational awareness from seabed to space. The Digital Ocean initiative will transform Allied maritime domain awareness by enhancing coordination between national and Allied capabilities employed for maritime surveillance. This includes a broad range of assets from satellites to autonomous systems below, on, and above the sea.
|19 Sep. 2023 ||
NATO exercises with new maritime unmanned systems in Portugal
Two exercises focusing on the integration of new maritime technologies into NATO operations and the ability of autonomous underwater vehicles to operate together are being held in Portugal this month.
|09 Sep. 2023 ||
NATO navies hold annual Northern Coasts collective defence exercise in the Baltic Sea
Some 30 warships and 3,200 personnel from 15 nations will participate in the annual two-week naval exercise Northern Coasts, which starts on Saturday (9 September 2023) in the Baltic Sea, primarily off the coasts of Estonia and Latvia. Led by the German Navy, Northern Coasts is one of the biggest exercises in the region, and is focusing for the first time on high-end warfare and the collective defence of NATO Allies.
|17 Aug. 2023 ||
NATO ships train alongside world’s largest aircraft carrier
Ships from multinational NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) participated in a series of maritime training exercises alongside the world’s largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford during Exercise Sage Wolverine in the Mediterranean Sea. From 2 August to 11 August, Allied forces from Greece, Italy, Türkiye, the United Kingdom and the United States honed their skills in maritime warfighting and seamless interoperability.
|29 Jun. 2023 ||
NATO and European Union release final assessment report on resilience of critical infrastructure
NATO and the European Union released a Final Assessment Report produced by the NATO-EU Task Force on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure on Thursday (29 June 2023). Launched at the beginning of the year, the Task Force focused on mapping out current security challenges, and the particular importance of resilience in energy, transport, digital infrastructure, and space.
|05 Jun. 2023 ||
USS Ford Carrier Strike Group sails under NATO Command in High North
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford came under NATO command on Friday and is currently taking part in a series of planned maritime security activities and training with the Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (SFN) in the Norwegian Sea. This demonstrates the Alliance’s ability to integrate the high-end capabilities of a US first-in-class carrier, its strike group escorts, and embarked air wing.
|18 Nov. 2022 ||
Five NATO aircraft carriers hold drills in major naval deployment
NATO navies are holding manoeuvres in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea throughout November, bringing together five aircraft carriers, numerous warships and thousands of sailors. Carrier activities will include anti-submarine and air warfare drills, deck-to-deck aircraft transfers and at-sea resupplying.