Contents tagged with NATO

  • Norway: Russia has begun large-scale maneuvers in North Atlantic

    Russia has started maneuvers in the North Atlantic involving nuclear submarines, reported the Norwegian government-owned broadcasting company NRK, citing Norwegian military intelligence sources. According to the sources, this is the largest military exercise in the North Atlantic since the end of the Cold War.

    The intelligence sources cited by NRK report that 10 Russian submarines that were previously stationed at the Kola Peninsula have been involved in the exercise. Of the submarines, eight …

  • NATO to reform Ukraine assistance system

    According to an agreement regarding the new format of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO, the Alliance will be reforming its system for providing assistance to Ukraine, Eurointegration reports.

    During a visit to NATO’s headquarters on October 25, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk announced that NATO and Ukraine have decided on a new format of relations, which will soon be adopted. Among other things, the changes will affect NATO’s system for providing assistance to Ukraine. …

  • Russian nuclear submarines to test new weapons in Norwegian Sea

    Two nuclear submarines of the Russian Northern Fleet will work out deep-diving in the neutral waters of the Norwegian Sea. During the tests, new weapons will be tested, reports Interfax news agency wit reference to the press service of the Northern Fleet.

    As the press service of the Fleet reports, the crews of the nuclear-powered submarines (NPS) Nizhny Novgorod and Pskov began to practice the deep-diving in the Norwegian Sea. Submarines will work out the dive to the maximum depth which is …

  • Lithuania to buy American UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters instead of Russian Mi-8s

    The Lithuanian Defense Ministry has decided to buy six new American UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. The cost of the deal is estimated at €300 million, but part of this amount will be covered by Lithuania’s ally – the US, writes the Lithuanian news outlet Delfi.

    The Lithuanian military will be purchasing the six new Black Hawks to replace the Soviet-era Mi-8 helicopters currently in the armament. According to the Defense Ministry, the Soviet helicopters are already old and extremely difficult to …

  • Germany and NATO allies conduct military exercises with nuclear weapons

    The German Armed Forces and its NATO allies are participating in secret exercises, the scenario of which involves simulation of a nuclear war. During the Steadfast Noon military drills, it is planned to practice the use of fighter-bombers that can be equipped with nuclear weapons, reports Deutsche Welle with reference to Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency.

    The participants of the exercise will also work out the safe transfer of nuclear weapons from underground storage facilities to …

  • Polish President Duda urges Europe not to ignore threat from Russia

    Polish President Andrzej Duda called for solidarity in putting pressure on the Russian Federation to protect the Central-Eastern region of Europe, reports Polish radio.

    During a meeting with leaders of the Arraiolos group in Greece, Duda warned the European Union against ignoring the threat from Russia and called for solidarity in the fight against Russian aggression.

    "Countries that are located in the immediate reach of Russian ballistic missiles can say a lot about how dangerous Russia is," …

  • Putin: Russia is 'calm' about NATO military exercises near its borders

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is "calm," answering the question of how Moscow intends to respond to NATO exercises near Russian borders. According to Putin, Russia does not welcome "attempts to escalate" the tension at its border, but Moscow's reaction will be calm, reports the Kremlin's press service. During a meeting at the Council of Heads of  the CIS courties in Ashgabat, Putin also said that Moscow will still speak with NATO on this issue.

    Putin recalled that Russia …

  • US transfers strategic bombers to Europe

    The US has transferred a group of B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers to the Fairford Air Base in England, AirForce Times reports, citing the US Air Force Command in Europe. The bombers can carry nuclear bombs and cruise missiles

    Four B-52H Stratofortresses landed at the Royal Air Force base on Thursday after flying over the Atlantic from the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

    The deployment has been overseen by the Global Strike Command, which aims to “practice operating in the region …

  • US to lead largest military exercise in 25 years in Europe

    At the start of next year, the US will dispatch three tank brigades and thousands of other types of troops to Europe to participate in the largest US-led military exercise on the continent in the last 25 years, writes Stars and Stripes, the US Defense Department newspaper.

    The press service of the United States European Command (EUCOM) announced that the Defender Europe 2020 exercises will be held in Europe next year. The drills will be conducted in ten countries, but primarily in Germany and …

  • US to deploy military division to Eastern Europe

    The US Armed Forces plan to deploy one of its divisions through Germany to Eastern Europe as part of the Defender-2020 military exercise, reads the statement from the German Defense Ministry to the representatives of parliamentary factions in the German Bundestag’s Defense Committee.

    It is noted that Germany will become a logistics hub during the transfer of American troops to Poland and the Baltic States.

    US, Germany and 15 other NATO members will participate in Defender-2020 military …