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Five Allies deploy jets to NATO’s eastern flank for air policing

Fighter jets from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and Türkiye will take up NATO air policing duties on the Alliance’s eastern flank starting in December. The long-scheduled deployments demonstrate NATO Allies’ commitment to support each other and strengthen the Alliance’s collective defence.
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Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Czechia

On 21-23 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer visited Czechia upon invitation of the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Karel Řehka. While in Prague, the Chair met with Czechia’s President and Deputy Minister of Defence, as well as with other senior political and military authorities. He also delivered key remarks at the CEVRO Institute, addressing NATO’s response to a new era of Collective Defence.
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IISS Manama Dialogue conference: NATO reaches out to southern neighbourhood

From 17 to 19 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, and the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Boris Ruge, attended the IISS Manama Dialogue in Bahrain. NATO’s key message at this conference was that it wants to find ways to deepen Partnerships in its Southern neighbourhood. Admiral Bauer expressed this during a panel discussion on “Strategies and Capabilities”. In addition, the NATO delegation had a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, France and Germany.
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NATO strengthens situational awareness with next generation of command and control aircraft

NATO has selected its next generation command and control aircraft as the Alliance’s existing Airborne Warning and Control (AWACS) fleet nears retirement. Production of the six new Boeing E-7A Wedgetail aircraft is set to begin in the coming years, with the first aircraft expected to be ready for operational duty by 2031. A consortium of Allies gave their approval to the project, one of NATO’s biggest-ever capability purchases, this month.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General hails Bulgaria’s contributions to stability in the Black Sea

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană travelled to Bulgaria on Friday (10 November 2023) for the annual exercise “Iron Strike” conducted by the NATO multinational battle group stationed in the country. “We have just witnessed a powerful display of NATO capabilities and interoperability, with troops from Albania, host-nation Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Türkiye, and the United States, all working together for our shared security,” Mr Geoană said.
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Secretary General: Through NATO, we can build a secure cyberspace for all

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed the first annual NATO Cyber Defence Conference in Berlin, Germany on Thursday (9 November 2023). He stressed the importance of bringing together senior Allied political, military and technical decision-makers: “NATO is perfectly positioned to share information, to spread innovation, and to coordinate our collective defence in cyberspace.”
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Secretary General welcomes Germany’s NATO contributions, support to Ukraine

In a visit to Berlin on Thursday (9 November 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Chancellor Olaf Scholz for Germany’s major contributions to NATO and strong support for Ukraine.
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NATO Military Committee visits Allied Air Command Headquarters

On 26-27 October 2023, the NATO Military Committee visited Allied Air Command (AIRCOM) headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The visit involved discussions and updates on the Air and Space domains and the importance of agile Air Power in NATO’s multi-domain operations, against the backdrop of the Alliance’s major deterrence and defence posture overhaul.
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Secretary General at NATO-Industry Forum: without industry there is no defence

Addressing the NATO-Industry Forum in Stockholm on Wednesday (25 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg highlighted the vital link between NATO, Allies and industry when it comes to ensuring support to Ukraine, strengthening deterrence and defence, and maintaining the Alliance’s technological edge.
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Chair of the NATO Military Committee: “It is time we look at effectiveness again”

From 24 to 25 October 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer attended the 2023 NATO-Industry Forum, hosted in Stockholm, Sweden, where he delivered a keynote speech on NATO standardisation and the role of the defence industry in collective defence. The Forum brings together political and military officials from NATO and EU institutions as well as Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives from the defence and security industry.

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