NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană visited the European headquarters of NATO’s new innovation initiative at Imperial College London on Friday (29 April 2022). The United Kingdom, in partnership with Estonia, will host this regional office for NATO's Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic – or DIANA. DIANA will bring together academia, private sector and governments to design cutting-edge solutions for defence and security challenges. The London headquarters will coordinate DIANA’s European innovation activities and work together with dozens of test centres and accelerator sites.
Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are currently in the Baltic Sea to exercise and conduct port visits in Finland and Sweden.
Allied fighter jets on NATO duty scrambled multiple times over the past four days to track and intercept Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. All interactions occurred in a safe and routine manner.
The Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD), with representatives from Allied nations, met on 28 and 29 April 2022 for its Spring Plenary at NATO HQ.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in the NATO Youth Summit on Thursday (28 April 2022), an event bringing together young leaders from across the Alliance and beyond to address critical security issues.
On Thursday (28 April 2022) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited the European Parliament in Brussels to meet President Roberta Metsola and the conference of presidents of the seven political groups in the Parliament. This is the first time that a NATO Secretary General has met with the group of European Parliament party leaders.
National Armaments Directors from 18 NATO Allies and the General Manager of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) reaffirmed their commitment to working together to develop, acquire and store capabilities in a way that’s cheaper, improves access to state-of-the-art military technology, and makes Allies more interoperable.
On Thursday, 28 April 2022, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will meet with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, and will attend a meeting of the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents, in Brussels.
On Thursday, 28 April 2022, NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, will open the NATO Youth Summit - Securing Our Shared Future. The Secretary General will take part in a conversation on NATO’s agenda, moderated by Lauren Speranza, Director at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The conversation will be followed by a questions and answers session.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will attend a meeting of the Ukraine Security Consultative Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on 26 April 2022. The meeting is hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III, and will focus on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the related security issues facing NATO Allies and partners.
A detachment of modern F-35A fighter jets and personnel from the Italian Air Force is set to deploy to Iceland for two months to support NATO's Air Policing efforts in the High North.
From 19-22 April NATO Allies and partners participated in Exercise Locked Shields 2022, the largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world.
On Tuesday (19 April 2022), the Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Lance Landrum, and military representatives from several Allied and partner nations attended the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague, the Netherlands. Founded in 2014 by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, this annual multi-sport competition is open to servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries whilst serving their country.
On 20-21 April 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer was in Bulgaria, where he met with its President, H.E. Mr. Rumen Radev, the Prime Minister, H.E. Mr Kiril Petkov, the Minister of Defence, Mr. Dragomir Zakov and the Chief of Defence, Admiral Emil Eftimov. He also visited the Novo Selo Training Area and the Graf Ignatievo Air Base.
On the 12th April 2022, the International Military Staff (IMS) Gender Advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Katherine Prudhoe and staff hosted their second Deep Dive Session focusing on the triple nexus of Climate Change, Gender Perspective and Security. This session highlighted the ecological risks for security and military planning as well as the importance of integrating a gender perspective.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a secure conference call hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday (19 April 2022), in order to address Russia's latest offensive in the Donbas region of Ukraine, maintain severe costs being levied on the Kremlin, and coordinate on further support for Ukraine.
NATO Allies and partners Finland and Sweden, have had a week of intensive cooperation in the skies over Estonia in the just-concluded exercise Ramstein Alloy. The regular NATO exercise focused on real-world scenarios faced by NATO’s Air Policing personnel deployed in the Baltic region.
Despite the impact of the pandemic, the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) persistently delivered excellent Programmes of Work (PoWs) thanks to its network of over 5,000 scientists, engineers and analysts. This ensures that the STO remains at the vanguard of S&T, and is committed to sustaining NATO, Allies and Partners technological advantage in an ever-competitive world.
From 9 to 12 April 2022 the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited the Republic of Korea to discuss the partnership between the Republic of Korea and NATO and how both parties can foster closer military cooperation.
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