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15 Countries Agree to Build a European Sky Shield System
Weapon / Missile Defence Politics

15 Countries Agree to Build a European Sky Shield System

A total of 15 European countries, consisting of 14 NATO countries plus Finland, agreed to build a joint air and missile defence system called the European Sky Shield Initiative. This joint sky shield system will protect all European countries belonging to the group from enemy missile attacks.

Drone Jammer Support from NATO to Ukraine
E/W

Drone Jammer Support from NATO to Ukraine

NATO, which provided thousands of weapons, millions of ammunition, and training support to Ukraine, further stepped up for aid.

 Ukraine Officially Applies for NATO membership
Defence Politics

Ukraine Officially Applies for NATO membership

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that his country has decided to apply immediately for NATO membership following the National Security and Defence Council meeting.

MARLIN demonstrated its capacity at NATO's Dynamic Messenger Drill
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software Unmanned Systems

MARLIN demonstrated its capacity at NATO's Dynamic Messenger Drill

SSB President İsmail Demir stated that ASELSAN and Sefine Shipyard's Joint AUSV MARLIN took part in a NATO Dynamic Messenger exercise.

Turkish EW capable unmanned vessel Marlin on the trials
Navy / Maritime Unmanned Systems

Turkish EW capable unmanned vessel Marlin on the trials

ASELSAN and Sefine Shipyard have launched Marlin AUSV. The electronic warfare capable vessel will serve at offshore operations and open sea patrol missions.

Turkiye demonstrates its preparedness to lead NATO Response Force
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Turkiye demonstrates its preparedness to lead NATO Response Force

Turkiye currently holds the NATO Dynamic Mariner / Mavi Balina exercise in the Mediterranean Sea.

NATO Exercise Dynamic Mariner 22 Begun in the Mediterranean Sea
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

NATO Exercise Dynamic Mariner 22 Begun in the Mediterranean Sea

NATO's Exercise Dynamic Mariner-Mavi Balina 22, with the broadest participation in the Mediterranean in 2022, began on September 11 from Aksaz Naval Base. The crisis-response exercise takes place alongside the Turkish Navy's Exercise Mavi Balina, which brings together 12 Allied nations off the coast of Turkiye.

NATO’s A330 MRTT Fleet to Grow
Air

NATO’s A330 MRTT Fleet to Grow

The NSPA has handed over two more A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft to the Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) unit.

HAVELSAN and NATO's MARSEC to Cooperate
Navy / Maritime Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

HAVELSAN and NATO's MARSEC to Cooperate

HAVELSAN signed a cooperation agreement with the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (MARSEC). The cooperation aims for the Turkish Defence Industry to become a centre of excellence by using a data model at NATO standards, a maritime security decision support system and an exercise module developed by HAVELSAN.

French General Staff Confused Turkish Vessel with Greek One
Navy / Maritime Bilateral Relations

French General Staff Confused Turkish Vessel with Greek One

The FREMM FS Provence from the French Navy recently conducted Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) training with a Turkish frigate.

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Trilateral Memorandum in Madrid: Everyone is Happy

Madrid, before the beginning of the NATO Summit, Turkiye, Finland, and Sweden, headed by President of Turkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson, held talks, facilitated by Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg.

USA Sells ammo to NATO's NSPA Agency
Ammunition

USA Sells ammo to NATO's NSPA Agency

The State Department approved FMS to NATO's NSPA of Precision Guided Munitions and related equipment for an estimated cost of $22.7 million.

Sweden Declares Fighting Against Terrorism
Defence Politics

Sweden Declares Fighting Against Terrorism

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, presented a new Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag on June 10. The new statement includes two radical changes application to NATO, and a new and stricter Terrorist Offences Act enters into force on July 1, and the Government is preparing further tightening of terrorist legislation as a response to Turkiye’s requests.

President Erdoğan talked to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
Defence Politics

President Erdoğan talked to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

According to the statement made by the Presidency’s Director of Communications, the request of Sweden and Finland to join NATO was discussed during the meeting.