Scotland set to host largest military exercise in Europe

A major UK-led multinational exercise is set to begin next week when Exercise Joint Warrior gets underway. One of the largest military exercises of its kind in Europe, Joint Warrior will run from October 1-12, providing NATO allies and partners with an opportunity to improve the tactics and procedures vital in today’s complex battlefield. Fourteen nations will participate, bringing ships, aircraft and troops to military ranges across the country and to maritime exercise areas off the west and north coast of Scotland. Activity will feature: Thirty-five naval units from Belgium,…

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HMCS Montreal Brief European Deployment

HMCS Montreal has arrived in Western Europe to participate in Neptune Trident 17-02 ‎which will include participation in FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17—a U.S.-led, joint NATO live fire Integrated Air Missile Defence exercise involving eight nations, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In conjunction with NEPTUNE TRIDENT 17-02 and FORMIDABLE SHIELD 17, Montreal will also participate in JOINT WARRIOR 17-2, a bi-annual United Kingdom-led multinational exercise that will involve over 22 warships, numerous aircraft, marines, and troops. Montreal will also continue its experimentation activities…

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