Trident Juncture 2018

In 2018, Norway will host NATO's high-visibility exercise Trident Juncture. Around 35,000 soldiers are expected to participate in the major exercise.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​One of NATO's key goals is to increase its 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 Trident Juncture 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.



en_40_natoexercise2018en_199_ontrackaheadoftriden/en/newsroom/news-stories/on-track-ahead-of-trident-juncture/media/PubImages/TRJE18_bilde_forside.jpgOn track ahead of Trident Juncture"The preparations are going extremely well, we are on track", says Admiral James G. Foggo, commander of exercise Trident Juncture in Norway this autumn.en_40_natoexercise2018http://forsvaret.no/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=47
en_40_natoexercise2018en_181_takingnatobacktoitsc/en/taking-nato-back-to-its-core-mission/media/PubImages/trj18%20illustrasjonsfoto%20fra%20CR16.jpgTaking NATO back to its core missionWith 35,000 troops from around 30 nations, exercise Trident Juncture 2018 in Norway will be an important milestone for NATO. Renewed focus on the alliance's core, collective defence, will be key.en_40_natoexercise2018http://forsvaret.no/en/Lists/RelatedPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=48

Published 13 June 2015 16:24.. Last updated 22 March 2018 10:26.