is already ongoing: On Friday, 7 September, the first roll-on/roll-off ship arrived in
Fredrikstad, Norway. Carrying NATO equipment and vehicles it was the first of
many during Trident Juncture.
exercise will be the largest NATO-held exercise in Norway since the 1980s, and
will test both NATO's response forces, ability to assist a member country and Norway’s
ability to receive large amounts of allied reinforcements.
is all about being a NATO member and how to implement this in the command
chain. From the top command, and down to the soldiers on the ground.
“We get to
exercise our logistical operations and show that we are fully capable of
receiving large allied forces”, says Minister of Justice, Tor Mikkel Wara.
The Justice Department is in charge of many of the civilian operations that support
the military operation.
participants, 130 aircraft and 70 vessels from more than 30 nations – that is
how large Trident Juncture is.
This exercise has air, sea and land elements, and Norway offers the possibility
to train realistically in all of these domains. The cold and wet weather will
pose additional challenges for NATO troops, and will train them to operate in
offered to host Trident Juncture 18, and NATO accepted the offer more than four
years ago. Norway has a long tradition of hosting major allied and
multinational military exercises. Among them are Cold Response, Dynamic
Mongoose and Arctic Challenge.
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WHY DO WE
Since 2014, collective defence has become a more prominent feature of NATO, due
to the changes in the global security situation. In order to train and test
NATO's ability to plan and conduct a major collective defence operation, the
Alliance has held several large-scale exercises. This autumn, it is Norways turn to host.
Juncture is also a great platform to cooperate with close partners like Finland
and Sweden – exchanging best practices and working together to address crises.