Britiske soldater i Namsos under øvelse Cold Response 2016. // British soldiers in Namsos during exercise Cold Response 2016.Britiske soldater i Namsos under øvelse Cold Response 2016. // British soldiers in Namsos during exercise Cold Response 2016.http://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/AA_CR16_030316_23.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=5792British soldiers in the town of Namsos, Central Norway during exercise Cold Response 2016. Photo by Anette Ask, Norwegian Armed Forces
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Nederlandske marine infanterister sitter i kringvern på bakken da to Amerikanske CH-53E Super Stallion helikopter tar av under vinterøvelsen Cold Response 2016 / Dutch navy infantrymen sitting in perimeter on the ground when two US CH- 53E Super StallionNederlandske marine infanterister sitter i kringvern på bakken da to Amerikanske CH-53E Super Stallion helikopter tar av under vinterøvelsen Cold Response 2016 / Dutch navy infantrymen sitting in perimeter on the ground when two US CH- 53E Super Stallionhttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/20160303tk_R5525.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=5600Dutch Navy infantrymen form a perimeter as two US CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters take off during winter exercise Cold Response 2016. Photo by Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces

Trident Juncture 2018

In 2018, Norway will host NATO's high-visibility exercise Trident Juncture. Tens of thousands of soldiers are expected to participate in the major exercise.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​One of NATO's key goals is to increase the level of exercising. In February 2015, NATO accepted Norway's offer to host Trident Juncture 2018. This will be a major, high-visibility exercise in the Alliance's northernmost area. As NATO's military action in Afghanistan winds down, it is important for the Alliance to keep up its military cooperation, and continue integrating the skills and the experience it gained during many years of joint ISAF operations in Afghanistan.​

To achieve this, NATO has initiated a new high-visibility exercise called Trident Juncture, held every third year. It is one of the largest exercises in the Alliance.

The first exercise took place ​in Portugal, Spain and Italy from 3 October to 6 November 2015. Around 36,000 soldiers and other personnel from over 30 nations took part in the exercise. The next Trident Juncture will be held in Central Norway in 2018 and is expected to be of the same size. Norway has a long tradition of hosting major allied and multinational mil​​itary exercises. Among them is Cold Response.​​​​​​

Trident Juncture 2018 will consist of a live exercise in October ​and November and a Command Post Exercise in November 2018.

Published 13 June 2015 16:24.. Last updated 05 May 2017 14:28.