HMCS Montreal in NATO Missile Exercise

By Lt Linda Coleman RCN It’s early October in the North Atlantic off the coast of Scotland. A NATO Maritime Task Group consisting of eight nations is operating in consort. As Canadians back home are celebrating Thanksgiving, tensions are high in the Operations Room of HMCS Montreal. The ship is under imminent threat as a fictitious enemy nation has fired a ballistic missile and anti-ship missiles in their direction. The NATO Maritime Task Group is there to take all enemy missiles out. Naval Combat Information Operator: “Pop-up! Bearing 1-5-8, range…

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STRIKFORNATO Executes Exercise FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) will execute the Integrated Air and Missile Defence exercise FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17 from 24 September to 18 October 2017. FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17 is an exercise aimed to improve allied interoperability in a live-fire, Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) environment, using NATO command and control reporting structures. 8 force contributing NATO Nations, 14 ships, more than 10 aircraft, and approximately 3300 personnel will participate in the exercise, providing an opportunity to simulate real world operations, highlighted by combined IAMD and air defence live-fire…

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