2015

German PATRIOT detachment update from Kahramanmaras

German PATRIOT detachment update from Kahramanmaras

Jul 20, 2015
Three allies provide NATO support to Turkey by enhancing the Integrated Air Defence and defending crucial cities in Turkey with PATRIOT units against a possible Syrian missile threat. The German contribution named "Active Fence Turkey (AF TUR)” operates from the hills above the city of Kahramanmaras spanning its protective umbrella over this vital trade and industry hub and its 600,000 citizens.

Czech Air Force deploys to Iceland on NATO mission for second time

Czech Air Force deploys to Iceland on NATO mission for second time

Jul 20, 2015
From 20 July through 29 August 2015, the Keflavik airport in Iceland will be the station for a Czech Armed Forces Airborne Surveillance and Interception to meet Capabilities Iceland’s Peacetime Preparedness (ASICIPPN)  Task Force. During that time frame, under a NATO arrangement, Czech JAS-39 Gripen fighters are going to provide air surveillance coverage for the Nordic Ally that does not have own military forces.

The Air Part of NATO’s Joint Exercise Trident Juncture 2015

The Air Part of NATO’s Joint Exercise Trident Juncture 2015

Jul 20, 2015

NATO’s Trident Juncture 2015 (TJ15) will take place in Italy, Portugal and Spain, this fall. The event is a flagship activity for NATO’s Connected Forces Initiative (CFI) and the largest exercise conducted by the Alliance since 2002. It will have two parts – a Command Post Exercise (CPX) from 3-16 October and a Live Exercise (LIVEX) from 21 October to 6 November.


Spanish PATRIOT detachment looks back on first six months in Turkey

Spanish PATRIOT detachment looks back on first six months in Turkey

Jul 17, 2015

In response to a request by Turkey, NATO Foreign Ministers decided on 4 December 2012 that NATO would augment Turkey’s air defence capabilities in order to defend the population and territory of Turkey against threats posed by missiles from across its border with Syria.


AIRCOM Commander briefs Senior NATO Leaders on BMD

AIRCOM Commander briefs Senior NATO Leaders on BMD

Jul 15, 2015
Commander of NATO's Allied Air Command, General Frank Gorenc, meets with the Military Committee to talk about Ballistic Missile Defence.

 

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