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28 Aug. 2018

Latvia hosts arms control experts from Belarus, demonstrating transparency

The Latvian Ministry of Defence hosted arms control experts from Belarus between 25 and 28 August 2018, demonstrating military transparency. The experts observed Exercise "Namejs 2018", in order to verify that the numbers of personnel and equipment involved were in line with rules set out in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) Vienna Document.

27 Aug. 2018

Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits NATO’s Commands in Italy

From 23 to 24 August 2018, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Steven Shepro was in Italy where he visited the NATO Joint Forces Command in Naples, the NATO Strategic Direction South Hub and the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force in at the Sigonella Air Base.

24 Aug. 2018

First load of military equipment for Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 arrives in Norway

Vehicles and equipment for NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years have arrived from Italy to Norway this week. This is the first batch of equipment arriving for the exercise, which will take place in late October and early November.

22 Aug. 2018

NATO and Japan conduct exercise in the Baltic Sea

Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One conducted a passing exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force squadron in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday (21 August 2018). NATO ships sailed alongside cadet training vessel JS Kashima and destroyer JS Makinami for the drills. Japan is NATO’s longest-standing partner from outside Europe, and we work together on a range of issues, from security in Afghanistan to nuclear non-proliferation, maritime and cyber security.

22 Aug. 2018

Allies to receive first shipment of Precision Guided Munitions acquired through NATO

Today (22 August 2018), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first lot of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs), acquired through a NATO project involving 11 Allies and one NATO partner. The PGMs, produced in the United States, will be delivered to their final recipients, Belgium and Denmark, in the coming weeks. The value of this initial acquisition is around 20 million US dollars.

22 Aug. 2018

Commander-designate of NATO Mission Iraq announced

Canada’s Department of National Defence announced on Wednesday (22 August 2018) that Major-General Dany Fortin has been selected to lead the new NATO Mission Iraq. Launched at the Brussels Summit in July, the mission builds on NATO’s efforts to train the Iraqi forces as they work to prevent the re-emergence of ISIS and other terrorist groups. Led by Canada, NATO’s non-combat mission will include hundreds of trainers, and will also involve setting up military schools to increase the professionalism of the Iraqi forces.

17 Aug. 2018

Belgium and Germany to take over NATO's Baltic Air Policing

From September, the Belgian Air Force will take the lead of NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission, supported by the German Air Force. A Belgian contingent of F-16 fighters will be based at Šiauliai, Lithuania, while German Eurofighter Typhoons will fly out of Ämari, Estonia. NATO Allies have taken turns safeguarding Baltic airspace since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the Alliance in 2004.

10 Aug. 2018

NATO ships to make Norwegian coast safer

One of NATO’s naval groups is visiting Trondheim on Friday (10 August 2018), and from there it will go on to search for sea mines dating back to World War II. The operation will make the waters safer for fishermen and shipping in the area.

9 Aug. 2018

NATO Military Chiefs of Defence to meet in Warsaw – Media Advisory

NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from 28-30 September 2018, in Warsaw, Poland. The meeting will be hosted by the Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak.

9 Aug. 2018

The Science for Peace and Security Programme celebrates its 60th anniversary

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, which has built a strong track record of promoting scientific projects and collaboration among scientists from NATO countries, maximising the return on research investments and strengthening the transatlantic bond.

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