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Trident Juncture 2015: NATO’s most ambitious exercise for over a decade

NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu together with senior NATO military officials briefed the press on Wednesday (15 July 2015) on this year’s Exercise Trident Juncture which will be the Alliance’s largest and most ambitious exercise in over a decade. Primarily hosted by Italy, Portugal and Spain, the exercise will be held this October and November.
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NATO Naval Drills Begin in Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

A large fleet of naval vessels is taking part in the multinational “Noble Justification” military exercise which is underway in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. More than twenty warships, and several submarines and aircraft, are involved in the drills. "The exercise Noble Justification is a substantial opportunity for NATO to develop force integration, multinational inter-operability and enhance readiness, by using of an improved technology", said NATO's Maritime Commander, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson.
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Armies get smart on energy

Energy costs are a significant drain on defence budgets. This could impact on the resources available for Allies to acquire and maintain defence capabilities as well as limit their capacity to undertake military operations. Reducing the energy footprint of operations is a priority. NATO and individual Allies are working on alternative energy sources and developing multinational ‘smart energy’ projects.
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NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre praised for its support to the Connected Forces Initiative

The NATO Military Committee visited Norway for a three-day trip to NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, and the Norwegian Joint Headquarters in Bodø. The visit provided NATO’s Military Representatives with a first-hand experience of the progress being made with the Alliance’s Connected Forces Initiative.
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NATO Military Committee visits US Navy Destroyer with Ballistic Missile Defence Capabilities

General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, together with members of the Military Committee, visited USS Laboon on 29 February 2012, accompanied by General Stéphane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, where they were welcomed by Rear Admiral David M. Thomas Jr., Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic.
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NATO Response Force put to the test

The NATO Response Force is being put to the test in a series of live exercises this autumn. Culminating in Exercise Steadfast Jazz at the beginning of November, a series of exercises is underway to train, test and certify the command structures and forces that will serve in next year’s rotation of the NATO Response Force (NRF). The NRF will play an increasingly important role in maintaining NATO’s preparedness as the operational tempo of the Alliance decreases following the end of the NATO-led combat mission in Afghanistan.
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NATO defence and foreign ministers prepare Chicago summit

The defence and foreign ministers of NATO’s 28 member states gathered at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on 18 April, 2012 for two days of talks to prepare the forthcoming NATO Summit in Chicago.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow speaks in Paris about future security challenges

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow addressed the 30th international workshop on Global Security in Paris on 24 June and delivered a keynote speech on Challenges facing NATO and the Transatlantic Community post-2014.
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National Armaments Directors discuss Smart Defence

On 29 March, the Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) brought together top national officials responsible for defence procurement at its biannual meeting at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
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NATO Defence Ministers agree to expand exercises and multinational cooperation

NATO Defence Ministers agreed concrete goals for more ambitious training and exercises to maintain the lessons of interoperability at their meeting in Brussels on 21 February.

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