NATO tests new regional ‘deterrence and defense’ plans

BRUNSSUM, Netherlands — NATO ended its largest and most complex computer-assisted, command post exercise of the 21st century on Oct. 19. Exercise Steadfast Jupiter 2023 included more than 7,000 personnel from 17 NATO nations and 24 multinational headquarters exercising every Read More …

NATO bomb disposal training now crucial part of Ukraine military support

An annual exercise aimed at showing recruits how to get rid of explosive devices took part in Iceland. A NATO mission training soldiers in bomb disposal, used in conflicts throughout the world, is now a crucial part of the multi-national Read More …

High Threat IEDD Exercise, Northern Challenge 23: A First for the 26MEU(SOC) and the U.S. Marine Corps

KEFLAVIK, ICELAND – U.S. Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operators from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (26MEU(SOC)) participated in Exercise Northern Challenge 2023 alongside various NATO Allies and partners, Sept. 21 to Oct. 5. Northern Challenge Read More …

Chair of the NATO Military Committee visits Egypt

From 23 to 25 September 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, visited Egypt upon the invitation of General Mohamed Zaki, Commander-In-Chief Of The Armed Forces, Minister Of Defense And Military Production. In Cairo, Admiral Bauer Read More …

NATO launches large CBRN exercise ‘Toxic Trip 2023’ on Koksijde airbase

The Koksijde air base in West Flanders, Belgium, is hosting a significant NATO chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defence exercise called “Toxic Trip 2023” from September 23 to September 29. The exercise involves approximately 600 military personnel from 18 Read More …

Finland: Construction of Europe’s Largest Doomsday Stockpile Quietly Gets Underway

Finland is stockpiling emergency supplies to help prepare for a potential nuclear catastrophe, in an EU-funded project spurred by the threat posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Finnish interior ministry said on Wednesday that the stockpile would include protective Read More …

ATF hosts explosive training at Ramstein AB

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held a post-blast training course for U.S. Air Force Airmen and other NATO allies at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 7-11, 2023. The week-long course trains students in Read More …

NATO troops complete live-agent CBRN training at Exercise Precise Response in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE SUFFIELD, Alberta, Canada – Highly specialized NATO forces honed their lifesaving and mission-enabling skills during live-agent chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) training at Exercise Precise Response on Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta, Canada, July 10 – Read More …

NATO Innovation Fund closes on EUR 1bn flagship fund

Twenty-three NATO Allies have officially become Limited Partners of the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), which is preparing to make its initial investments later this year. The Participating Allies¹ have also welcomed Sweden’s interest to join the NIF. Sweden’s participation will Read More …