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57th Plenary Session of NATO’s Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services

3 weeks 5 days ago
From 31 May to 2 June 2022, the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services (COMEDS) held its 57th plenary session at the Army War College in Madrid, Spain. The Chiefs of Military Medical Services discussed the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for military medical services, the implementation status of NATO military medical concepts, and future COMEDS priorities.

2022 NATO Summit

3 weeks 6 days ago
NATO Leaders are gathering in Madrid, Spain to discuss important issues facing the Alliance. The Madrid Summit will set NATO’s strategic direction for the next decade and beyond, ensuring that the Alliance will continue to adapt to a changing world and keep its one billion people safe.

Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Sweden

4 weeks 2 days ago
From 24 to 25 May 2022, the Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Lance Landrum was in Sweden, where he met with the Chief of Defence, General Micael Bydén, the Chief of the Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Jonas Haggren, the Department Head of Military Capabilities and Operations, Ministry of Defence, Mr. Peter Göthe, and other Swedish Armed Forces military officials. He also visited the Upland Wing (F16) and the 211th Air force division at the Uppsala air base.

Meet a Spanish submariner protecting Allied waters

4 weeks 2 days ago
What's it like to live for up to 30 days in a watertight, airtight, pressurised tube? How do you stay focused on your vital work when you have no sunlight, no fresh air – and only one shower for 70 people? This video offers a rare glimpse at the day-to-day lives of naval submarine personnel. The crew of the Spanish Navy submarine ESPS Mistral gives us a deep dive into the world beneath the waves.

NATO Secretary General takes part in the 40th anniversary of Spain’s accession to NATO

4 weeks 2 days ago
On Monday (30 May 2022) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in the solemn ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Spain’s accession to NATO. The ceremony took place in Madrid's Teatro Real, in the presence of His Majesty King Felipe VI, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, together with former NATO Secretaries General and former Spanish Prime Ministers.

Deputy Secretary General thanks the NATO Parliamentary Assembly for their key role

4 weeks 2 days ago
On 29-30 May, the Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană visited Vilnius, Lithuania, to attend the Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, also meeting with its President the Honourable Gerald E. Connolly, as well as other parliamentarians and senior officials. During his visit he also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Mr. Gabrielius Landsbergis, the Speaker of the Seimas, the Lithuanian Parliament, Ms. Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Marie Agnes Strack Zimmermann, Chair of the Defence Committee in the German Bundestag, representatives of the Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and the Speakers of the Finnish and Swedish Parliaments, Mr Matti Vanhanen and Mr Andreas Norlén.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Croatia

1 month ago
From 25 to 28 May 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee paid an official visit to Croatia upon the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, Admiral Robert Hranj. During the visit, he met with the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Zoran Milanovic, the Prime Minister, Mr. Andrej Plenkovic, the Minister of Defence, PhD Mr. Mario Banozic, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, PhD Mr. Gordan Grlic Radman. He also met with high-level Croatian military officials, as well as the President and members of the Parliament Defence Committee. The Chair took the opportunity while in Croatia to visit the Croatian Defence Academy where he delivered a lecture to staff and students.

NATO Deputy Secretary General opens “Defence Disrupted” innovation and technology conference

1 month ago
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană opened the “Defence Disrupted 2022” conference on Thursday (26 May 2022), stressing the importance of maintaining NATO’s technological edge, and remaining at the forefront of defence innovation. In a video address to participants gathered in London, he reflected on how innovation and technology have always been central to NATO’s mission of preventing war.

NATO Secretary General meets with the Chair of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Džaferović

1 month ago
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that political dialogue and practical cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina “are more important than ever, with Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine and its malign influence across the region”. Speaking after a meeting with the Chair of the Tri-Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sefik Džaferović at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 25 May 2022, Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that NATO strongly supports Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and “remains committed to its Euro-Atlantic aspirations, for the benefit of all your people.”

NATO demonstrates new technology to counter terrorism in crowded venues

1 month ago
Subway stations, airports, and other mass transit and gathering venues across the world have been targeted by terrorist attacks, leading to loss of life and damage to infrastructure. With DEXTER – short for Detection of EXplosives and firearms to counter TERrorism – NATO has developed the prototype of a technology to counter the threat from firearms and explosives in crowded venues. After three years of research supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, a one-month testing of the prototype was was successfully completed in a subway station in Rome, Italy.

The Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Serbia

1 month ago
From 23 to 25 May 2022, the Director General of the NATO International Military Staff, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann was in Serbia, where he met with Serbian officials, including the Minister of Defence, Mr Nebojša Stefanović, the State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nemanja Starović and the Chief of Defence, General Milan Mojsilović. The Director General also met with the Head of the NATO Military Liaison Office, Brigadier General Antonello Zanitti.
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