NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the importance of strong transatlantic cooperation and institutions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.
General Tod D. Wolters, Commander Allied Air Command, conducted a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony at the Albanian Ministry of Defence in Tirana starting off a NATO security investment into Albania’s Kuçova Air Base, say NATO.
German forces have now taken the lead for the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), providing thousands of soldiers on standby and ready to deploy within days.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that closer defence ties agreed in a new friendship treaty between Germany and France aim to "contribute to the creation of a European army".
The improvements will be aimed at enabling greater interconnectivity between the Rafale and other assets deployed on a mission.
The Polish Air Force took over the responsibility for leading NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission out of Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, from the Belgian Air Force on the 3rd of January 2019.
Boeing will remanufacture 17 CH-47D Chinooks to the CH-47F configuration for the Spanish Army.
German defence ministers are seeking experts from EU countries, to compensate for the shortfall of workers in medical and IT sectors in the army.
The recently released Modernising Defence Programme directly refers to Russia as a threat, citing recent Russian activity.
Saab has received an order for RBS 70 BOLIDE missiles from Irish Defence Forces, the total order value is approximately €5.8 million and deliveries will take place in 2019-2022.