Operations and Missions

Operation Sea Guardian

Operation Sea Guardian

Oct 27, 2016
NATO has launched a flexible maritime operation called Sea Guardian that can perform the full range of maritime security tasks, if the North Atlantic Council so decides. Sea Guardian is currently performing tasks in the Mediterranean Sea

NATO Deployment of Patriot Missiles to Turkey

NATO Deployment of Patriot Missiles to Turkey

Sep 29, 2014
Six Patriot missile batteries are now operating under NATO command and control in southern Turkey.  The Alliance rapidly deployed these assets in order to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities to defend the population and territory of Turkey.

NATO Military Liaison Office Belgrade

NATO Military Liaison Office Belgrade

Sep 29, 2014
The primary mission of the Military Liaison Office is to serve as a link with the military authorities of Serbia on the practical aspects of the implementation of the Transit Agreement between NATO and Serbia. The Office also facilitates Serbian participation in activities in the framework of the Partnership for Peace Programme.

NATO HQ Skopje

NATO HQ Skopje

Sep 29, 2014
Today the missions' role is to advise the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* Government authorities on military aspects of Security Sector Reform in order to contribute to further Euro-Atlantic integration and provide support to NATO-led operations within the Balkans Joint Area of Operations.
 
*Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name

NATO HQ Sarajevo

NATO HQ Sarajevo

Sep 29, 2014
NHQ Sarajevo provides advice to the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) authorities on defence aspects of Security Sector Reform (SSR) including co-ordination of potential Partnership for Peace (PfP)-related activities and its integration into Euro-Atlantic structures.

NATO Mission in Kosovo (KFOR)

NATO Mission in Kosovo (KFOR)

Sep 29, 2014
The Kosovo Force (KFOR) is a NATO-led international force responsible for establishing and maintaining security in Kosovo. This peace-enforcement force entered Kosovo on 12 June 1999 under a United Nations mandate, two days after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1244.
 

Resolute Support (RS) Mission

Resolute Support (RS) Mission

Sep 29, 2014
On 31 December 2014, the ISAF mission ended and the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission began.   Resolute Support focuses on Training, Advising and Assisting ASI/ANSF development.

Operation Althea

Operation Althea

Apr 9, 2014

The military operation ALTHEA in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) was launched on 2 December 2004 and has contributed to the maintenance of the safe and secure environment in BiH ever since. Operation ALTHEA is carried out with recourse to NATO assets and capabilities, under the "Berlin Plus" arrangements.

As Operation ALTHEA functions under this arrangements, the Operation Commander is General Sir James Everard (UK) who is also NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR) and who is assisted by the European Union Staff Group (EUSG). The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) as a whole provides the Operation Headquarters (OHQ), and the EUSG is the core, liaising with all SHAPE's Directorates and Branches.


Iceland's "Peacetime Preparedness Needs"

Iceland's "Peacetime Preparedness Needs"

Jul 2, 2013
Since early 2008, following the withdrawal of US forces, NATO has maintained a mission entitled "Airborne surveillance and interception capabilities to meet Iceland’s peacetime preparedness needs”.

 

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