Rain on the range – Getting muddy with NATO’s multinational battlegroup in Romania

2 months ago
Earlier this year, Allies agreed to enhance NATO’s presence in the east of the Alliance by establishing four new multinational battlegroups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia (in addition to the existing battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which have been in place since 2017). Now, Allied troops are training together in these new battlegroups, demonstrating their ability and commitment to working together – come rain or come shine.

NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss operationalisation of Madrid Summit decisions

2 months 1 week ago
From 16 to 18 September 2022, the Allied Chiefs of Defence gathered for their annual conference, in Tallinn, Estonia. For the first time, Finland and Sweden attended the Military Committee Conference as NATO Invitees. The agenda reflected the changed security environment as well as the implementation of the decisions taken at the NATO Summit in Madrid, last June.

Chair of the NATO Military Committee praises Estonia for its resilience and digital innovation

2 months 1 week ago
From 14 to 16 September 2022, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer conducted a country visit to Estonia, ahead of the annual NATO Military Conference that will be held in Tallinn. During his visit, he met with President Alar Karis, Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur and Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Martin Herem. Admiral Bauer also travelled to Tapa to meet the 1st Infantry Brigade and NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence multinational Battlegroup.

NATO exercises with new maritime unmanned systems

2 months 1 week ago
Around 1,500 military and civilian personnel from NATO and partner countries are gathering in Portugal this month for two maritime exercises aimed at testing the interoperability of new maritime unmanned systems. Both exercises are being held in areas around the Troia Peninsula.

NATO steps up engagement with private sector on emerging technologies

2 months 1 week ago
Leaders from the technology sector exchanged views on innovation and emerging and disruptive technologies with NATO Allies in the North Atlantic Council on Wednesday (14 September 2022). Allies were joined by Brad Smith, President of Microsoft; Oliver Lewis, Co-Founder of Rebellion Defence; and Stefan Brieschenk, Co-Founder of Rocket Factory. NATO continues to engage with the private sector to ensure the Alliance maintains its technological edge.

NATO Secretary General and U.S. Secretary of State address NATO’s strong response to Russia’s war on Ukraine

2 months 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to NATO Headquarters on Friday (9 September 2022) for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council to address Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine. Mr Stoltenberg highlighted the unprecedented military, financial and humanitarian aid from NATO Allies to help Ukraine uphold its right to self-defence.

NATO Secretary General highlights need for more support to Ukraine

2 months 2 weeks ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Thursday (8 September 2022). The Secretary General underscored the need for more military aid to be sent to Ukraine to enable it to uphold its right to self-defence. He welcomed that NATO Allies continue to step up with more military, financial and humanitarian support for Ukraine.

NATO nuclear experts discuss global nuclear challenges

2 months 2 weeks ago
NATO’s annual Nuclear Policy Symposium got underway in Brussels on Wednesday (7 September 2022) with discussions on issues including Russia’s nuclear threats and weapons development, China’s rapid nuclear build-up and strategic arms control.
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