NATO Update 16.11.2018

16 November 2018

Update

Secretary General stresses importance of transatlantic bond, INF Treaty

Secretary General stresses importance of transatlantic bond, INF Treaty

In a speech hosted by the German Atlantic Society in Berlin on Monday (12 November 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underscored the importance of the transatlantic bond at a time of unprecedented security challenges.
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Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland host NATO Allies for exercise ANAKONDA 2018

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland host NATO Allies for exercise ANAKONDA 2018

ANAKONDA 2018, a Polish-led multinational exercise, which began on 7 November, completed its first week. The exercise involves around 12,500 troops in Poland and approximately 5,000 troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
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Secretary General addresses NATO-Industry Forum

Secretary General addresses NATO-Industry Forum

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of working with industry partners at the NATO-Industry Forum in Berlin on Tuesday (13 November 2018). “You are helping NATO translate standards and capability targets into practice,” he said.
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Statement by the NATO Spokesperson on the reported elections in eastern Ukraine

Statement by the NATO Spokesperson on the reported elections in eastern Ukraine

NATO does not recognise the reported elections held on 11 November in the self-proclaimed and unrecognised “Luhansk People’s Republic” and “Donetsk People’s Republic.” They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
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Secretary General joins world leaders in Paris to commemorate the end of the First World War

Secretary General joins world leaders in Paris to commemorate the end of the First World War

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in a ceremony of remembrance in Paris on Sunday (11 November 2018) for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
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Eight Allies join forces in Romania for Exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18

Eight Allies join forces in Romania for Exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18

Around 1,800 troops from NATO Allies Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain are taking part in the Romania-led exercise SCORPIONS FURY 18 from 5 to 16 November.
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New NATO scientific projects to help with the fight against terrorism

New NATO scientific projects to help with the fight against terrorism

Three technologies on detection and clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), namely a semi-autonomous robot for detection of mines and IEDs, a lightweight and easy-to-use mine detector and a handheld detector for dirty bombs, were successfully tested in Florence, Italy on 17 and 18 October 2018.
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What’s in the backpack of a Norwegian sniper?

What’s in the backpack of a Norwegian sniper?

Among the thousands of NATO troops during exercise Trident Juncture in Norway, there was a platoon of Norwegian snipers. This piece profiles Senior Sergeant Stian from that platoon, as he reveals what kit he carries. In his bag is everything needed for a sniper to survive out in the cold for at least seven days.
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