Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) continues to monitor 'substantial' Russian naval activity in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and will revise the schedule for exercises, say the alliance.
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.
Trident Juncture 18 is still two months away, but the first shipload of military equipment arrived in Norway this weekend.
Both NATO member detachments in the Baltics conducted their first alert scramble this week.
Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One conducted a passing exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force squadron in the Baltic Sea.
All NATO Allies, as well as partners Finland and Sweden, will participate in NATO's largest military exercise in recent years, which will take place in Norway in October-November.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) received and delivered the first lot of Precision Guided Munitions, acquired through a NATO project involving 11 Allies and one NATO partner.
Vehicles and equipment for NATO's largest military exercise in recent years have arrived from Italy to Norway this week.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has, in an interview on 7th of August, threatened that war is a great possibility if Georgia proceeds with its full membership submission with NATO.
According to local media, the German air force only has four combat-ready Typhoon jets out of 128.