Trident Juncture 18 is still two months away, but the first shipload of military equipment arrived in Norway this weekend.
NATO say its enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Lithuania recently took part in exercise Namejs 2018 in Latvia, along with around 10,000 participants from 13 NATO Allies.
Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One conducted a passing exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force squadron in the Baltic Sea.
In a country where good news stories about the military are few and far between, recent years had been kind to the German Navy.
The Government say they are increasing the British commitment to European security.
Saab have presented a new variant of Gripen, the 'Aggressor' at DSEI in London this week.
NATO Allies are increasingly working to share the burden of acquiring expensive defence equipment the alliance says.
The chairman of NATO's Military Committee would like to see the NATO-Russia Council reinvigorated to address issues pending between the two entities, say officials.
The European Commission yesterday welcomed the decision adopted today by the European Council formally establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).
NATO is now fully committed in its role to providing an ‘enhance forward presence’ to deter any Russian aggression. As a result four battle groups have taken up strategic deployments in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.