NATO responds to Russian air activity over the Black Sea

2 months 2 weeks ago
Allied fighter jets from Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria scrambled to respond to unidentified air activity over the Black Sea on Tuesday (11 August 2020). The aircraft was visually identified as belonging to the Russian military, and the measures were conducted in a coordinated and professional manner. NATO remains vigilant 24/7 to safeguard the airspace of our Allies.

Second aircraft in NATO’s future multi-role tanker transport fleet arrives in the Netherlands

2 months 2 weeks ago
The second aircraft in NATO’s future fleet of multi-role aircraft arrived in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Monday (10 August 2020). The milestone follows the arrival of the first aircraft from the production facility in Getafe, Spain on 30 June. By the end of 2024, the full fleet will consist of eight Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, with an option to extend the contract up to eleven aircraft in the future.

NATO boosts scientific cooperation with Ukraine

2 months 2 weeks ago
The long-standing partnership between NATO and Ukraine includes strong scientific cooperation in a variety of domains, such as counter-terrorism, advanced technologies, cyber defence, energy security, and defence against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. Tailored cooperation and dialogue with Ukraine is deepening, thanks to the country’s new status as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner, since June 2020, in recognition of its contributions to Euro-Atlantic security.

Deputy Secretary General Geoană addresses the Symi Symposium

2 months 4 weeks ago
Speaking at the online Symi Symposium on the “The World post COVID-19” on Tuesday (28 July 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană stressed the importance to remain vigilant, prepared and engaged in the face of traditional and new security challenges.

Coronavirus response: Spain delivers critical medical aid to Iraq

3 months ago
On Sunday 26 July 2020, in response to a request for COVID-19 relief aid from Iraq to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), Spain handed over critical medical supplies to Iraqi authorities. The donation by the Spanish Ministry of Defence was handed over to the Director of the Prime Minister´s National Operations Centre Major General Mohamed Al Shimary, by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Spanish Embassy Mariana Figueroa Sánchez, during a small ceremony at Baghdad International Airport.

Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy participates in Belgrade NATO Week

3 months ago
On Wednesday (22 July 2020), NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Baiba Braže, participated in Belgrade NATO Week, an annual event organised by the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Serbia and supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. In an online panel discussion, the Assistant Secretary General addressed NATO’s response to the pandemic and its role in strengthening resilience against disinformation.

Coronavirus response: The United Kingdom delivers field hospital to West Africa following UN global call for support

3 months ago
Following a global request by the United Nations for airlift support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom Royal Air Force transported a field hospital from Europe to Accra, Ghana, in coordination with NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). The United Nations used this mechanism to call for NATO Allies’ help in transporting urgently needed medical items. With commercial flights disrupted and the cost of cargo flights having escalated, this support came at a crucial time.

NATO forces take part in exercise Sea Breeze in the Black Sea

3 months ago
Standing NATO Maritime Group Two is taking part in the multinational exercise Sea Breeze, which began on Monday (20 July 2020) in the Black Sea. The annual exercise, now in its 20th iteration, is co-hosted by the United States and Ukraine, and aims to strengthen maritime security in the Black Sea region.

Emerging and disruptive technology webinar on interoperability

3 months 1 week ago
In the context of its ongoing work on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division organized a webinar on 16 July 2020 on interoperability. The workshop brought together Allied officials and external experts to discuss interoperability when it comes to dealing with a range of new, and rapidly evolving, technologies.

Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană addresses the Information and Documentation Centre in Moldova

3 months 1 week ago
Speaking at an online discussion on “NATO partnerships during the pandemic” organised by the non-governmental organisation Information and Documentation Centre in Moldova on Thursday (16 July 2020), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said that “tens of thousands of militaries have gone to help the civil part of our societies”, mentioning that military medical personnel have also been involved “in building field hospitals for the patients affected by COVID.”
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