2014

NATO Mine CounterMeasures Ships in Tunis for Port Visit

NATO Mine CounterMeasures Ships in Tunis for Port Visit

May 30, 2014
Five NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Tunis for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Mediterranean to enhance maritime security and NATO’s readiness in the Mediterranean. Story by: MARCOM HQ Public Affairs Office

Video: NATO Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance - Giving commanders the information edge

Video: NATO Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance - Giving commanders the information edge

May 28, 2014
NATO Trial "Unified Vision 2014", an experiment lasting 10 days, ended today Wednesday, 28 May 2014. Its aim was to test NATO’s ability to gather information and fuse intelligence from multiple sources – which included space, air,  land and sea –during different stages of a crisis. This video from NATO Channel TV provides an insight to the trial.

U.S. announces commitment to Afghanistan

U.S. announces commitment to Afghanistan

May 28, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan Wednesday May 28 2014, General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, reaffirmed the U.S. military’s commitment to Afghanistan following a decision by President Barack Obama yesterday. "The people of Afghanistan and their government should be reassured with this commitment to their continued progress and development,” said Dunford. "I see this as reinforcing success.”
Story by: ISAF Public Affairs Office

Estonia exercise shows NATOs growing worry about cyber attacks

Estonia exercise shows NATOs growing worry about cyber attacks

May 28, 2014
Exercise "Locked Shields" run on March 21-22 by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. With more than 300 participants and teams from 17 nations, organizers said it was the largest international cyber maneuver yet mounted, simulating an attack on a fictional nation called "Berylia" by a 50-strong team of computer experts. Story by: Reuters

NATO trial: More than just information gathering

NATO trial: More than just information gathering

May 27, 2014
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability is crucial. "Unified Vision 2014" (UV14) is the biggest Joint ISR trial NATO has ever staged, with a multitude of ground sensors, surveillance balloons, jammer aircraft and land ISR assets deployed during this trial. UV14 is taking place in Norway from 18-28 May and aims to test NATO’s ability to gather information and fuse intelligence from multiple sources – from space, in the air, on land and at sea – at different stages of a crisis.
Story by: NATO HQ

Command of SNMCMG1 to Transfer from Norway to Germany During Latvia Port Visit

Command of SNMCMG1 to Transfer from Norway to Germany During Latvia Port Visit

May 26, 2014
5 NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE arrived in Riga Latvia this week, along with FGS ELBE, which will assume its new role as flagship for the Group upon Germany’s assumption of command, today Monday May 26.

Albanian Minister of Defence signs a Treaty with NATO

Albanian Minister of Defence signs a Treaty with NATO

May 26, 2014
Albanian Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodeheli, visited SHAPE for the signing ceremony of the Supplementary Agreement of the Paris Protocol. The treaty facilitates the use of Albanian territory for NATO military activities.

Memories and Milestones

Memories and Milestones

May 26, 2014
Read General Breedlove's latest blog on Memorial Day, which is a special and significant day for Americans and Allies, to reflect on those who have sacrificed so much for so many. This year several milestones in U.S. and European military history are marked, including the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in June and the centennial observations of World War I.

Combined Resolve II trains forces in Germany

Combined Resolve II trains forces in Germany

May 23, 2014
In Exercise "Combined Resolve-II” NATO is using cutting edge battlefield simulation equipment, NATO members, partners, and cooperative countries train with United States forces at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

Fifteen Chiefs of Navies gather in HQ MARCOM for high level Talks

Fifteen Chiefs of Navies gather in HQ MARCOM for high level Talks

May 23, 2014
NORTHWOOD, United Kingdom – Thursday 22 May, 15 chiefs of navies, on their way to the traditional yearly Chief of European Navies (CHENs) gathering in Portsmouth, UK visited NATO Maritime Command in Northwood to discuss prominent themes currently concerning NATO in the maritime domain.

Video: Tensions high as British jets probe Russian spy plane in eastern Europe

Video: Tensions high as British jets probe Russian spy plane in eastern Europe

May 22, 2014
ITV News reports with an article and video on Royal Air Force Typhoons intercepting a Russian reconnaissance aircraft during the Baltic Air Policing and on the Duke of Lancaster Regiment participating in the Exercise "Steadfast Javelin 1”. Both events taking place in Estonia.

Hundreds of NATO troops taking part in military exercises in Lithuania

Hundreds of NATO troops taking part in military exercises in Lithuania

May 22, 2014
Exercise "Steadfast Cobalt”: 500 troops from nineteen NATO countries are taking part in military exercises in Lithuania’s second-largest city of Kaunas, held to evaluate the ability of Communications and Information Systems (CIS) units to conduct information exchange and ensure connectivity among NATO Response Force units, joint and component headquarters worldwide.
Story by: The Lithuanian Tribune

 

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