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Chair of the NATO Military Committee delivers a keynote speech to the first Senior Executive Seminar at NATO Defense College Rome

3 days 6 hours ago
On 20 June 2024, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, attended the first Senior Executive Seminar (SES) at the NATO Defense College in Rome, where he delivered a keynote speech on “NATO at 75 and the Changing Security Landscape.” The SES focused on pressing military and security challenges directly influencing political decision-making in NATO. Panel discussions included Russia’s war on Ukraine, NATO deterrence and defence strategy and the Euro-Atlantic industrial capacity. The seminar is designed for senior advisors to Heads of State and Government in Allied nations and was opened by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mr Mircea Geoană.

IBAN discusses its 2023 Annual Activity Report with NATO member countries’ Supreme Audit Institutions

4 days 6 hours ago
On 15 May 2024, the International Board of Auditors for NATO (IBAN) held a meeting with representatives of the Supreme Audit Institutions of NATO member countries to discuss the IBAN 2023 Annual Activity Report (AAR). The meeting also covered ways to strengthen cooperation between the Supreme Audit Institutions and IBAN, as well as other audit-specific topics such as audit methodology and the audit of international organisations.

NATO and Azerbaijan strengthen cooperation on defence education

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Representatives of the NATO Defence and Security Cooperation Directorate met recently with officials from Azerbaijan’s National Defence University in Baku to take stock of the reform efforts undertaken by the country’s military education institutions within the framework of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP).

NATO Innovation Fund makes first investments in future deep technologies

5 days 6 hours ago
On Tuesday (18 June 2024), the NATO Innovation Fund (NIF), the world’s first multi-sovereign venture capital fund, announced its first investments in four companies– ARX Robotics, Fractile AI, iCOMAT and Space Forge – proposing innovative solutions in novel materials and manufacturing, AI and robotics. The Fund is supporting four venture capital funds – Alpine Space Ventures, OTB Ventures, Join Capital and Vsquared Ventures – with expertise in deep technologies such as space tech, to quantum cryptography and AI.

Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2014-2024)

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NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies and publishes it on a regular basis. Each Ally’s Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition. The amounts represent payments by a national government that have been or will be made during the course of the fiscal year to meet the needs of its armed forces, those of Allies or of the Alliance. In the figures and tables that follow, NATO also uses economic and demographic information available from the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission (DG ECFIN) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Ukrainian NGO ‘Arm Women Now’ exhibit on display at NATO HQ

1 week 3 days ago
A Ukrainian NGO – “Arm Women Now” – is pioneering the manufacturing of female-specific uniforms, body armour and other non-lethal equipment. An exhibit showcasing its work and the importance of military adaptation to gender specifics is on display at NATO Headquarters. Ensuring that servicewomen can operate in the safest possible conditions includes providing them with equipment and uniforms tailored to their needs. Russia’s war against Ukraine has brought increased attention to the risk posed to combat effectiveness and the lives of women from inadequate military equipment.

NATO Allies strengthen protection of Allied skies

1 week 3 days ago
Two initiatives were signed in the margins of this week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, strengthening Allies’ ability to train aircrews and to collaborate with civil aviation authorities on air space usage.
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