Exercise Trident Juncture 18

Trident Juncture and the information environment

Jay Paxton

New technologies and social media mean that all organisations must constantly communicate, or risk being drowned out by noise or counter-narratives. NATO needs to analyse the information environment on a continual basis as it is the environment of opinion building and decision making.


U.S. Marines secure a landing strip after disembarking from Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion during air assault training at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 17, 2018, during Exercise Trident Juncture 18.Trident Juncture training in Iceland promoted key elements of preparing Marines to conduct follow-on training in Norway in the later part of the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Devin J. Andrews/Released)

Flexible logistics in a fluid, modern security environment

Peter Williams

Exercise Trident Juncture 18 will test NATO’s ability to move forces and equipment into and across Europe at speed. Peter Williams of NATO’s International Staff explains why strengthening military mobility is so important today.


Secretary General’s Press Conference on Trident Juncture 2018

NATO Headquarters, Wednesday 24 October 2018 – 9:00 (local time)

The Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will hold a press conference to brief the media ahead of the upcoming NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018. The exercise will unfold from 25 October to 7 November in central and eastern Norway; the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden. More information is available at https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_158620.htm.

A credible transatlantic bond: Trident Juncture and NATO capabilities

Erlingur Erlingsson

Trident Juncture 18 is a collective defence (Article 5) exercise, which portrays a threat from a fictional near-peer adversary on the north-eastern flank of the Alliance. It will exercise NATO’s ability to defend and reinforce Allies, including from across the Atlantic. Military historian Erlingur Erlingsson looks at the wider context.

Explore Trident Juncture 2018

It is happening in the air, on land, at sea and in cyberspace. NATO Allies are testing their ability to defend our populations and territories, deter potential adversaries and work together with partners in NATO’s biggest exercise in recent years.

Get ready for Trident Juncture 18

Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 brings together around 50,000 personnel, 10,000 vehicles, 65 ships and 250 aircraft from 31 NATO Allies and partner nations. Held in northern Norway, the NATO exercise starts on 25 October and continues through 7 November.

A credible transatlantic bond: Trident Juncture and NATO capabilities

NATO Secretary General and North Atlantic Council visit Exercise Trident Juncture in Norway

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the 29 ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council are in Trondheim, Norway today (30 October 2018) to visit Exercise Trident Juncture – NATO’s largest exercise since the end of the Cold War. The drills bring together over 50,000 personnel from all 29 Allies, as well as partners Finland and Sweden.


Observadores internacionales visitan el ejercicio Trident Juncture 2018.

Observers from member nations of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are witnessing NATO’s largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War, Trident Juncture 2018, which is currently taking place in Norway.

Welcome to Norway. More than 50,000 personnel from 31 NATO and partner nations are gathering in Norway for exercise Trident Juncture 18. Their hosts in the Royal Norwegian Army have some practical advice to share.


Noticias de la NATO


Las fuerzas británicas y alemanas prueban la movilidad militar en camino al mayor ejercicio de la OTAN en décadas

UK troops landed at Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Wednesday (10 October 2018) as German tanks boarded a cargo ship on their way to Norway for Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 – NATO’s largest since the Cold War.

El secretario general agradece a Eslovenia por sus contribuciones a la OTAN

Visiting Ljubljana on Tuesday (9 October 2018), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg congratulated Prime Minister Marjan Šarec on taking office and praised Slovenia’s contributions to NATO. Slovenian troops serve in the Alliance’s missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as in the NATO battlegroup in Latvia.

Conferencia de Prensa Trident Juncture 2018

NATO’s largest military exercise in recent years will start on 25 October. At a press conference in Brussels today (09 October 2018), Admiral James G. Foggo, Commander of NATO Joint Force Command Naples, previewed the preparations and objectives of the exercise together with Lieutenant General Rune Jakobsen, Commander of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters.

Secretario General de la OTAN: Croacia es un Aliado comprometido

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Croatia on Monday (8 October 2018). Speaking alongside President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Mr. Stoltenberg praised Croatia’s many contributions to the Alliance.

El subsecretario general de la OTAN se reúne con una delegación parlamentaria israelí

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurated the civil emergency exercise “Srbija 2018” on Monday (8 October) together with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic

Países socios del diálogo mediterráneo discuten armas pequeñas y ligeras con la OTAN

On 8-9 October, NATO welcomed at the NATO Headquarters Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) experts from the seven MD countries for a two-day Seminar with Allies aimed at promoting regional and bilateral cooperation.

Nuevo proyecto científico de la OTAN para reducir el consumo de energía de los campamentos desplegables

NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is supporting a new multinational project to help reduce the fossil fuel dependency by identifying and addressing wasteful energy consumption in deployable military camps.


NATO Update de 24.08.2018

Commander-designate of NATO Mission Iraq announced

Canada’s Department of National Defence announced on Wednesday (22 August 2018) that Major-General Dany Fortin has been selected to lead the new NATO Mission Iraq. Launched at the Brussels Summit in July, the mission builds on NATO’s efforts to train the Iraqi forces as they work to prevent the re-emergence of ISIS and other terrorist groups. Led by Canada, NATO’s non-combat mission will include hundreds of trainers, and will also involve setting up military schools to increase the professionalism of the Iraqi forces.

Allies to receive first shipment of Precision Guided Munitions acquired through NATO

Today (22 August 2018), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received the first lot of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) acquired through a NATO project involving 11 Allies and one NATO partner.

NATO and Japan conduct exercise in the Baltic Sea

Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One conducted a passing exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force squadron in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday (21 August 2018). NATO ships sailed alongside cadet training vessel JS Kashima and destroyer JS Makinami for the drills.

Marines advise Afghan partners in Sangin

U.S. Marine Corps advisors with Task Force Southwest and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers with 2nd Brigade, Afghan National Army 215th Corps, partnered for an advisory mission at Camp Nolay in Sangin district, August 1-16. (Courtesy of Resolute Support Mission)

Belgium and Germany to take over NATO’s Baltic Air Policing

The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission is imminent. From September 2018, the Belgian Air Force will take the lead over the mission at Šiauliai, Lithuania, while the German Air Force will augment out of Ämari, Estonia. (Courtesy of Allied Air Command)