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Deep dive – Under the waves with Croatian Special Forces and US Navy SEALs

NATO Special Operations Forces need to be able to tackle the most complex tasks in the most difficult environments – from scaling the side of a ship while under fire to diving to the depths of the sea. Croatian Special Forces recently tested their maritime skills during a joint exercise with US Navy SEALs in the Adriatic.
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The Chair of the NATO Military Committee discusses regional security while in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 19-20 July 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he met with members of the Presidency, the Minister of Defence, Mr Sifet Podzic and the Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Senad Mašović. He also visited the Tactical Support Brigade HQ, the Intelligence-Security Agency and the NATO Headquarters Sarajevo.
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NATO military officials hold staff-to-staff talks in Colombia

From 11 to 14 July 2022, representatives from the NATO International Military Staff (IMS) Cooperative Security division, SHAPE and NATO’s Land and Air Commands attended staff-to-staff talks with Colombian military officials in Bogotá. Discussions focused on the NATO-Colombia military cooperation, including participation in training, exercises and NATO courses as well as maritime security. The delegation also visited the Naval Base ARC Bolívar in Cartagena.
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NATO and the European Union work together to counter cyber threats

Following the NATO Summit in Madrid last month, senior officials from NATO and the European Union (EU) met today (14 July 2022) to take stock of recent developments in the cyber threat landscape and explore further areas of engagement on cyber defence.
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The NATO Military Committee attend maritime-related discussions in the United Kingdom

On 7-8 July 2022, the NATO Military Committee travelled to the United Kingdom to attend a series of maritime-related discussions hosted by the NATO Maritime Command. Aboard the HMS Prince of Wales, the NATO Military Representatives received briefings from the UK Strategic Command on Multi-Domain Operations and the Future Commando Force.
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Building on NATO Summit, Chair of Military Committee commends Spain for strong contributions to the Alliance

From 30 June to 1 July 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, stayed in Spain, following the NATO Summit, to meet with His Majesty King Felipe VI, Spanish Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles Fernández, and the Spanish Chief of Defence, Admiral López Calderón. The Chair also visited the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Spain (NRDC-ESP), where he met with its Commander, Lieutenant General Fernando Garcia-Vaquero, and gave a lecture.
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NATO Secretary General says that Climate Change matters for NATO

Speaking at the NATO Public Forum on 28 June 2022, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that climate change is a crisis multiplier and it matters for NATO. Highlighting that “NATO is determined to set the gold standard on addressing the security implications of climate change”, Mr. Stoltenberg noted that the new Strategic Concept to be endorsed in Madrid states that climate change is a defining challenge of our time.
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Chair of the NATO Military Committee travels to Finland

On 17 June 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Finland upon the invitation of the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Timo Kivinen. Admiral Bauer met with the Finnish President, Mr. Sauli Niinistö, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Pekka Haavisto, and Finland’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Antti Kaikkonen. He also visited the Finnish Navy Command and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
16 Jun. 2022 220616-sign-rotorcraft.jpg - Launch event - Next generation rotorcraft capability - Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence - Brussels, 99.31KB

Six Allies to explore innovative solutions for their future helicopters

In the margins of the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting on 16 June, the Ministers of France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom dedicated 26.7 million EUR to define the future of their helicopter fleets under NATO’s Next Generation Rotorcraft Capability (NGRC) project. In cooperation with industry, the participants will start from a clean sheet to explore how to match their needs with the latest technology on the market, looking at options such as hybrid and electric propulsion, a systematic open system architecture, and the delivery of radically improved flight characteristics.
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NATO Defence Ministers lay the ground for the Madrid Summit

NATO Defence Ministers concluded two days of preparations for the upcoming Madrid Summit on Thursday (16 June 2022). Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Summit would address key areas including strengthened deterrence and defence; support for Ukraine and other partners at risk; a new NATO Strategic Concept; better burden-sharing and resourcing; and Finland and Sweden’s historic applications for membership.

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